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Oliver N. Wilcox, 83rd PA Inf, in a letter dated 5 July 1862. His regiment took a fearful drubbing at Gaines Mill.

"The past ten days seem to me more like some frightful dream than anything else and I shall not be able to give an intelligent account of what has passed in that time...God only knows how and why I came out alive."

As he wraps up the letter, he laments that "I must write to the parents of my two tent mates." (both of whom were both badly wounded in the battle)

I'm not sure why, but this particular letter really made an impression on me.

Mark

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