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Anonymous letter, 16 December 1863, from Leila, Robertville, to John W. Heidt, Savannah, Ga.
Anonymous letter, 16 December 1863, from Leila, Robertville, to John W. Heidt, Savannah, Ga., requests that Heidt secure shoe patterns for her, notes that slaves were being removed from the surrounding countryside in anticipation that the Robertville area would be overrun by Union forces, and voices her concern over Gen. Beauregard's presumed decision to evacuate Charleston.

"It seems to be generally understood in camps that this part of the country is to be abandoned," the letter writer intimates. "How can Gen. Beauregard entertain the idea for an instant? Surely he must know nothing about the topography of the country; and ignorance in him, is criminal. He must intend to give up Charleston, for how would it be possible to hold the city when the Yankees have the surrounding country? What makes him so blind? I hear there is a chance of his removal to Tennessee and of Bragg's supplying his place."


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