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 The two brigades returned to their former positions at the Wilcox farm. I do not remember when the Georgia brigade was relieved. I herewith submit, by request of comrades, two letters written by me to my wife, one as will be noticed by the heading and date was written on Confederate paper, while I was in the fort, to inform her that I survived the battle. The other was written on Yankee paper letter headed, ‘U. S. Christian Commission, 500 H street, Washington, D. C.,’ immediately after we had been withdrawn and returned to our former position, ‘where times were easier,’ in which I gave her an account of the battle. I will also give some extracts from the Richmond Dispatch, giving an account of the part this brigade took in the capture of the ‘Crater.’ The Petersburg correspondent of the Richmond Dispatch of July 30, 1864, after describing the charge made by the Virginia and Georgia brigades, says:
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