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Image of the historical marker for Ladies Defender, which details a brief history of a cannon cast from the bronze utensils and domestic house furnishings provided by women during the Civil War for the Confederate Army.

Image of the historical marker for the Confederate soldiers, Henry L. Benning, and John Dunlap buried in Linwood Cemetery.

Image of the historical marker for Confederate hospitals that were placed in Columbus to house 1500 injured Confederate troops.

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,…

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…

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

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

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.

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.

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 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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…
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