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“far, Far From Home”The Wartime Letters of Dick and Tally Simpson Third South Carolina Volunteers$
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Guy R. Everson and Edward H. Simpson

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780195086645

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195086645.001.0001

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“Remember Me Kindly to All Friends.”

“Remember Me Kindly to All Friends.”

Letters 105 through 113

July 1863 through September 1863

(p.253) 8 “Remember Me Kindly to All Friends.”
“far, Far From Home”

Guy R. Everson

Edward H. Simpson

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents Tally Simpsonsʼ wartime letters to his family in South Carolina dated from July to September 1863. Tally's last letter was written from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania on June 28 as General Robert E. Lee's army began its invasion of the North. His next letter was on July 17 as Lee's army slowly wound its way back home after they were defeated by the Union Army. This was the Battle of Gettysburg.

Keywords:   wartime letters, Tally Simpson, Battle of Gettysburg, Robert E. Lee, Union Army, Chambersburg

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