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1/13/1863

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Joshua, Brownsville, Arkansas, to Mortimore

Joshua describes the sickness and suffering of his family and the death of "our dear & lovely Lucy." Many of the men in the family are fighting in the Confederate army and one was listed as missing following a fight near Corinth. There is also "considerable confusion" around Brownsville due to dire reports from Arkansas Post, which fell to Union troops on January 11. Samuel W. Williams papers