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  • Meister said the new two-day furloug plan unveiled by Governor Heineman last week does little to reduce that deficit and slows the economy. - Local News

  • I wold like to see you all veary much but I cannot come home be fore the last of July or August furloug are veary hard to get [unclear: now] but [unclear: mebrs] of Families can get them & they have hard work I doe notwant to come home be fore I have a fight & I have been waiting for a fight for some time, but have never had it I be gin to think that we we will never have one I under stand that the Qur Master was ordered not to buy any more provisions, for the Souther Army, If this Is the case, Old Abe hase anotion to acknowlag the Southern Confederacy that Is the report hear our camp is about ten miles from the Federal troops our pickates gone down as they are stationd thereby order of Col Harper one of them was shot day be for yesterday thru the stomach he is now vear low & sufers veary much he Is a member of the Augusta Cavalry Dallas is his name I think he is from Saunton & clirked for Ben Crawford If not mistaken he was shot from the Md side & another one came veary near geting shot but [illeg.] protected him from being kild our pickates are plaist so it want be half so dangerous now the way this man got sho was not atall fare nor did It show one spark of bravery they out nombed our men & went down close to the river side & laid down In a wheat field & hid them selfs from our men & waited un till they got In good gun shot, & then they all fired on those two men I do not not considder that veary brave this poor young man certainly will die.

    Augusta County: J.J. Sibert to Mrs. Lorenzo Sibert, June 25, 1861


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  • I concur, our economic problems have dragged on for far to loug.

    October 11, 2009

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