A superb Civil War letter written from Grand Junction, Kentucky on January 11th 1863 by Harlow Hern Company C. 100th Indiana Volunteers. Hern writes how the army is guarding the railroad and running Negro's and cotton north, most likely through Cincinnati, Ohio which was the gateway to freedom for thousands of ex-slaves. He further states how once the cotton is piled up high the "darkeys" climb on the top. There is also description of future battle plans. One of the best Civil War letters you will find.
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