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Headed to Tupelo and General Forrest Letter by Confederate Gen. Phillip Roddey
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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 12-1/2 inches by 8-1/4th inches in size. It was written from Tuscumbia, Alabama and is dated February 3, 1863. It is written from Corinth, Mississippi. In this letter to his wife Margaret, Roddey's writes "Everything has started towards Tupelo (Mississippi)" and that the Enemy is reported at Ripley and moving towards Tupelo. He tells her how he "... shall move at once and join Genl. Forrest at Tupelo." Later in the letter, he states that "our loss in Officers as well as Men in the last few months has been most deplorable & takes off many of the Chances of our ultimate Success. Oh how I pray for Peace & Home. I now wish, or dream of any other wish than the close of this Horrid War." 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 as ever" with P. 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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