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There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell.-- General William T. Sherman
April 29th, 1813
My Dear Wife, It is with sincere satisfaction that I inform you of my being well after a pretty severe engagement. Our Captain has lost his leg, Lester Irvine is badly wounded and poor Hazeltine. They will I expect recover, at least I hope so. I did intend to have resigned after the engagement but now it is impossible in consequence of the wounded officers.
For more particulars I refer you to the letter I write my Brother Andrew which I have directed him to show you if you wish to see it.
Note: by Ens. Thomas Warner
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