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Confederate flag captured at the Battle of Jackson, Mississippi and a letter from Jerome Farnsworth of the First Minnesota Regiment, Company “G”, to his mother – May 14, 1863

Filed under: Civil War Daybook — Lori Williamson @ 4:51 pm

Confederate flag captured by the 4th Minnesota

Transcription in part: Mother you said you was down harted [.] Now Ma I just tell you that you must not get discouraged for everything will be well [.] after all Ma you must remember that your boys is not dead nor there is not any danger of their dying but remember that they are fighting for to put this Horrible Rebellion down and to save our Country and for my part I never want to come home untill it is accomplished...[ Jerome Farnsworth died on July 5, 1863, from wounds received at the Battle of Gettysburg.]

See full letter here: 1863-05-14_Farnsworth_combined

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