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Re: 30th Mississippi Infantry, Company B


I do appreciate the information. My goal is to put as much information about the men of this company together as possible. I have a list of several others that were killed in battle and several that died from camp disease. I was fortunate to have an opportunity to transcribe over 20 letters from this soldier to his family. I am working on a family book for the descendent's of this soldier and including historical information to tell the behind the scenes story for these letters

I was even more surprised to find a descendant of one of the soldiers mentioned in several of the letters. This particular soldier died at the battle of Perryville, Ky on Oct 8, 1862.

Found his post on an obscure website providing information about his ancestor being in Company B but nothing else. I tracked him down through public records and shared the transcripts of his ancestor and the description of his death in battle including a scanned copy of the original document. It was a memorable moment for us both. The man was 82 and said he had been searching for information about him for 40 years.

This is a wonderful website that provides a valuable resource for us all. I cannot believe it took me this long to find it!

Thanks again, Ron

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