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Author

Thomas D. Christie
William G. Christie
Alexander S. Christie
Location

Ft. Snelling, Minnesota
Corinth, Mississippi
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Atlanta, Georgia
Date

July – December, 1861
July – December, 1862
January – June, 1863
July – December, 1863
January – June, 1864
July – December, 1864
January – June, 1865

Civil War Letters of the Christie Family
CHRISTIE HOME

January — June, 1863

Date: February 16, 1863
Author: William G. Christie
Location: Lake Providence, Louisiana
Addressee: James C. Christie
Description: William relays his views on slavery, and complains of rogue troops and corruption in the Army.
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Date: April 12, 1863
Author: William G. Christie
Location: Lake Providence, Louisiana
Addressee: Alexander S. Christie
Description: William describes his philosophy on life.
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Date: May 31, 1863
Author: William G. Christie
Location: Vicksburg, Mississippi
Addressee: James C. Christie
Description: William describes the siege of Vicksburg, and admits to his insecurities with regards to bravery and self-sacrifice.
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Date: June 5, 1863
Author: Thomas D. Christie
Location: Vicksburg, Mississippi
Addressee: Alexander S. Christie
Description: Thomas describes the siege of Vicksburg. The Battery saw extensive action and was constantly fired upon. He also recounts the visit of General U.S. Grant into the gun emplacements.
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Date: June 6, 1863
Author: William G. Christie
Location: Vicksburg, Mississippi
Addressee: Alexander S. Christie
Description: With the siege on Vicksburg continuing, William reiterates his strong anti-slavery views.
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Date: June 7, 1863
Author: Thomas D. Christie
Location: Vicksburg, Mississippi
Addressee: Sarah J. Christie
Description: Construction of battlements and forts is explained. Thomas also provides details on how his artillery gun is fired in battle.
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Date: June 23, 1863
Author: William G. Christie
Location: Vicksburg, Mississippi
Addressee: Alexander S. Christie
Description: William gives his opinions on national politics; describes continuing bombardment.
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Date: June 28, 1863
Author: Thomas D. Christie
Location: Vicksburg, Mississippi
Addressee: Sarah J. Christie
Description: In the midst of extremely heavy fighting, Thomas explains his personal attitude towards the War.
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