Sunday, June 22, 2014

Letter from Rufus R. Dawes to his wife, Mary Gates Dawes on June 22

Line of Battle before Petersburg
June 22nd, 8 A. M.
Still skulking in our holes, and dirty, dusty places they are, but the Johnnies leave us no alternative.  William brings my breakfast and enough for a cold dinner up to the works before daylight, and supper after dark.  We can see the spires of Petersburg about two miles away to the northwest.  There seems to be a severe musketry fight going on this evening to our left and troops have been moving that way all day and yesterday

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