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Monday, June 13, 2011

Sullivan Ballou letter

I don't know if you have ever seen the 10 hour documentary of the Civil War by Ken Burns or not but if you have not here's a very moving piece from it. This was posted on YouTube with the same narration (from the documentary) but new images by someone else. It's a letter written by a Union solider before the battle of 1st Bull Run to his wife. It is some damn good writing by this soldier, Maj. Sullivan Ballou, Second Rhode Island Infantry. If you can, check out the whole documentary or buy it. It is well worth the money.

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