The most recent issue of the magazine America’s Civil War (Sept. 2006, pp. 11-14) includes a sample from the John C. Winsmith Letters that I am currently editing for publication. This specific letter was written from Spotsylvania Court House on May 15, 1864. I think you will understand, based on the content, as to why I am so excited about this project. There are roughly 260 letters of this quality. While I’ve completed the transcription of the letters I still have a great deal of research to do on the family. This explains the scant amount of information in the introduction, and I still do not have an image of Winsmith. I had hoped to travel to Spartanburg, South Carolina this summer to do the necessary research, but at this point it looks like it will have to be pushed back.
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