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Letter, 24 June [1862], of Mrs. Carrie Anthony
        to Maj. O.P. Anthony
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Letter, 24 June [1862], addressed to Maj. O.P. Anthony, 51st Georgia Infantry, James Island, S.C., from his wife, Carrie, was written from Ft. Gaines, Ga., and complains of not having “heard a word from you since the Battle on James Island” although she supposed from the news in the papers that he was not in the fight— “it was indeed a terable slaughter on the Yankee side.”

“Should you get sick or wounded or ever be in or near a Battle, please for my sake get some friend to telegraph or write to me immediately— for oh the anxious suspense we endure is a great deal more than your imagination can possibly picture.”

Widely known as the Battle of Secessionville, the James Island fight on 16 June 1862 was part of Union operations against Charleston, S.C.

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