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Blog post 1863- Nate Shea

Dear General Lee,
I am writing you to tell you that Stone-Wall Jackson died today. he was walking up to camp and in the dim light of the moon he was murdered by his own man. the sentry that shoot him was fired on spot and is deeply sorry. he will always be missed in our hearts and on the field.

Your Sargent,
       Fred Bloom Jr.

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