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11/16/1862

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Dandridge McRae, Camp near Fort Smith, to Angie McRae

McRae writes that the army has marched "from pillar to post for the last three weeks" and survived on poor rations during that time. He does not believe they will engage the enemy unless the enemy attacks them, because they cannot find enough subsistence to go on the offensive. Wassell family papers