This is Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day came and went without much notice in the late days of the war. Private RobertA. Moore of the 17th Mississippi Regiment which led the attack on Fort Sanders:

“This is Valentine’s Day,” Moore wrote in his diary in 1863. “The boys are generally far from home & their beloved ones & are in no state of mind for such light amusement.”

Via The Bloody Thirteenth.

About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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