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1864 June 22, Letter from J. Edward James, Big Shanty, Georgia, to Lizzie James Lamberson, Galena, Illinois.
Excerpt: "Col. Champion was struck by a buck shot under the left eye, the shot coming through the temple it is thought he will loose his eye. Lizzie, Col. Smith shot through the left chest under the shoulder but only a flesh would. Capt. James (of Lake Cor(?)) about the same place. Capt. Gilmore (Lake) through the top of the head and thigh. Not expected to live. Several men killed through the night but not acquaintances of ours. In the whole 38 killed, wounded, and missing. Co. A. all right. Major Hicks was in the hospital sick at the time but took his place next day. Our brigade has not been engaged since but still on the front line. Hooker is engaging the enemy today on our right. It is thought trying to flank the enemy and if successful, will end operations at this point and we shall push on again for Atlanta."
1864 June 22
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondents
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