Civil War Era Studies
Dear William Henry,
I'm writing this standing near the spot where you died, exactly 150 years ago nearly to the second. I'm typing on a tiny screen, a technological marvel that lets me share the stories of men like you with the world instantly.
They've put up a monument to you and the 17 other men who died along with you along the banks of Plum Run creek. We call this place "The Valley of Death" now. I think you among all people who have walked this green earth would understand why.... [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "To My Great Great Grand Uncle - On the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of your Death" (2013). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 85.