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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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“It Is My Mournful Duty to Communicate to You …”

“It Is My Mournful Duty to Communicate to You …”

Letters 114 through 120

September 1863 through October 1863

(p.283) 9 “It Is My Mournful Duty to Communicate to You …”
“far, Far From Home”

Guy R. Everson

Edward H. Simpson

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents wartime letters from Tally Simpson's friends and officers addressed to his family in South Carolina dated from September to October 1863. These letters tell about the death of Tally in the Battle of Chickamauga in Georgia, where the Confederate Army was defeated by the Union Army. They expressed deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Tally and provided the details about what they did with his body and his belongings.

Keywords:   wartime letters, Tally Simpson, Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, soldiers, Georgia, Confederate Army, Union Army

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