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Confederate Gen. Phillip Roddey Letter From Corinth And "Forrest Expects a Fight"
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Here is a cool Confederate document from 1864. This is a hand written letter home from a Confederate General to his wife, Margaret. It measures 10-1/4th inches by 8-1/4th inches in size. It was written from Corinth, Mississippi and is dated July 4th 1864. He says how it is quite but that "Genl. Forrest Expects a Fight" and his is right because in a couple of weeks they would fight the battle in Tupelo, Mississippi. You can tell in the rest of the letter that he is concerned for his family. He tells how he sent sacks of corn home and had more to help "... all who need it." Confederate Brigadier General Phillip D. Roddey (1826-1897) raised his own company of cavalry and saw action at the Battle of Shiloh, Brices Cross Roads, and the Battle of Selma. General Braxton Bragg described Roddey as "invaluable." It is simply signed to his daughter, "Yours Truly" with the initials "P.D.R." for Phillip D. Roddey. It is a great Southern document and is accompanied by a xerox image of the General in civilian clothes.

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