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  • Collection: James A. Fuller Letters

November 15, 1865-1.jpg
It is a letter to Fuller from Ellen Whiteside, who calls Fuller a friend. It is after the war, and contains personal details of Fuller.

December 18, 1864-1.jpg
Fuller is suffering from a bad cold and staying in the Savannah, Georgia General Hospital.

December 5, 1864-1.jpg
Fuller was released from a hospital in Augusta a week ago. He is waiting for a Union attack, but is under the impression that they are making their way towards Savannah or somewhere else on the coast.

June 28, 1864-1.jpg
Fuller is still ill, and has been this way for a month and twenty-four days with the lady of the house, who is taking care of him. He thinks he is almost over it.

May 23, 1864-1.jpg
Fuller is sick with Typhoid and Pneumonia. He fell ill on May 6, and is on the mend. He is staying at a private house between Orange Courthouse and Fredricksburg, 15 miles from Orange Courthouse. He hopes to get to a hospital so that he may get a…

March 25, 1864-1.jpg
Companies J, K, and R are on picket at a mountain in Haen's Gap, Tennessee, to watch for the Union's advance. His brigade has been transferred to Bushrod Johnson's command.
General Buckner is commanding one division of Johnson's corps.
"Hood's old…

March 3, 1864-1.jpg
The Confederate government, by next month, will owe Fuller $200 in back wages. They don't intend to pay their soldiers until the new currency is issued.
He asks is his son, Willey, can talk yet.

September 19, 1863-1.jpg
Fuller is sick with fever. On the regiment's march from Virginia to Atlanta, Georgia, Fuller took ill and stopped in Columbia. He is trying to get a furlough.

August 14, 1863-1.jpg
Fuller is one mile below Fredricksburg and his regiment is destroying the breastwork left by the Union army while the Confederate Army was in Suffolk during the winter.
He sends $100 home to his wife and asks her to write back, as he hasn't received…

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February 20, 1863.jpg
Now in camp, Fuller has more work to do than "four hands could have done."
On the 13th, Fuller and his regiment left Culpeper, Virginia to the Cedar Run battlefield so soldiers could see the remains of their friends.
(Fuller's description of the…

November 26, 1862-1.jpg
(This is a backup letter Fuller wrote to his wife in the event that his November 24 was lost)
The house of the Dutch family Fuller is staying with is two miles from New Market, Virginia.
Stonewall Jackson has crossed the Blue Ridge towards…

November 24, 1862-1.jpg
Fuller was discharged from the hospital and started towards Winchester. He heard news that the Confederate Army are moving over the Blue Ridge Mountains towards Gordonsville, Virginia. Stonewall Jackson is camped in a town called Mount Jackson.
He…

October 25, 1862.jpg
Fuller writes that he will not be receiving a furlough because he is expected to be able for duty in 60 days. He has heard the Army is at Bunker's Hill, twelve miles below Winchester, Virginia, and are "expecting a fight."
He tells his brother to…

October 22, 1862-1.jpg
Fuller writes that he is in tolerable health. He expects a furlough, like the other soldiers in the hospital, in a few days. He wishes to come home to see his wife Amanda, who he has not seen in at least a year. He hopes that the war will be over…

October 4, 1862-1.jpg
Fuller explains to his wife that he is of poor health, but it is improving. His company are in "tolerable" health, several have been wounded, but none killed. He believes that the Union may fight for years to come and never subdue the South.

August 8, 1862-1.jpg
This letter is mostly incomprehensible.

It is useful to note that the Battle of Cedar Run takes place on August 8th and the Battle of Richmond on August 29-30.

July 30, 1862-1.jpg
This letter is mostly incomprehensible.

July 27, 1862-1.jpg
Fuller expresses how badly he wishes to come home to his wife. He thinks that his captain is not fit for the office. He has been marching in the rain, and scavenged a coat and blanket from abandoned Union supplies. He closes by conveying his hope…

June 24-26, 1862-1.jpg
On June 24, Fuller writes to his wife Amanda that he hears cannons in the direction of Hanover Courthouse, to the left of Richmond, Virginia. He sends a two-dollar bill home.
On June 26, Fuller reports how he left Richmond with the army on the 24th,…
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