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about the letters to Carman and the Board

Carman to Sam Pittman

There are lit­er­ally thou­sands of let­ters to Car­man and the Bat­tle­field Board, mostly answer­ing inquiries from them. Usu­ally one can deduce the ques­tions by the answers pro­vided, but occa­sion­aly a let­ter from Car­man appears.  Here is one such let­ter where Car­man was ask­ing the man who ver­i­fied the famous “Lost Order” about the details of find­ing [...]
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Lt. V.E. Turner, 23rd NC describes Fox’s Gap fight

The North Car­olina State Board of Den­tal Exam­in­ers President’s Office Dr. V. E. Turner, Raleigh NC Raleigh NC 1 July, 1899 Gen. E A Car­man, Wash­ing­ton DC Dear Gen’l, I have your favor of the 19th inst. And fear I have for­got­ten many of the details of the engage­ment of our Regt. (23 NC Infantry) [...]
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A letter from Lewis Reed 12 Mass. Inf.

This is the first let­ter I will post, for no spe­cific rea­son.  Car­man used let­ters like this to fine-tune his man­u­script, although he was mostly inter­ested in the loca­tions of reg­i­ments more than the per­sonal expe­ri­ences of the sol­diers.  There are hun­dreds, thou­sands, of let­ters like this one,  some good, some less use­ful, in the [...]
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