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Letter, 4 Jan. 1862, of J.L. Stoddard to His Parents
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Letter, 4 January 1862, of J.L. Stoddard, a Confederate soldier attached to Co. G, 3rd South Carolina Infantry, was written from near Fredericksburg, Va., to his parents in South Carolina.

Stoddard discusses his hope of becoming the unit adjutant, the current health of his regiment, and the disappointment of not receiving mail from home—“since I have bin here I don’t know whether my letters ever reaches home or not I have written four times since I have bin here and this is the 5th and I have never received a single letter from home yet I do not attribute it though to your not wrighting I know that it is not any neglect on your part there is something rong in the mail department somewhear.“

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