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Robert McDowell letter, May 1864

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Mount Mourne, May 30 1864 N.C.
J.N. Morrison, Esq.

Sir:

Your letter informing me of the death of my son Wm McDowell has been received. It came upon me like a clap of thunder in a clear sky, as I was not aware the cadets had been called out. I wrote a letter to Col. Preston in regard to his clothes, books, and gold watch, desiring him to have them sent to me at Charlotte by Express. I would feel greatly obliged to you for any assistance rendered in this matter. I desire to retain them as memorial of my beloved son, [thus] cut off in the opening of life.

Respectfully
R.I. McDowell

Robert McDowell letter 

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