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28 October 1861:”Since the commencement of the war of the Yankees and abolitionists on the Southern people, I have not been able to hear from you…”

Item description: Letter, 28 October 1861, from Joseph Bird, in Shanghai, China, to his sister, possibly in Bertie County, N.C. Bird was a United States Navy officer on a ship, believed to be the U.S.S. Saginaw. In the letter, Bird … Continue reading

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