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Letter from Jacob Bruner to Martha J. Bruner
Millikins Bend  
9th La. Vols. A.D.
May 23, 1863

Dear Wife:

I again seat myself to inform you that I am well.  For several 
days ther has been a terrible battle raging at Vicksburgh 
cannonading was kept up both night and day but this morning all 
seems quiet no doubt the place has surrendered.  The last 
accounts were favorable and that we had already captured between 
9000 & 10,000 prisoners and 74 pieces of cannon.
We no doubt suffered a defeat about the first of May in the east.  
Hookers army was repulsed and recrossed the Rapahannock.  Jackson 
the capital of Miss is in ruins our boys it seems loaded 
themselves with luxuries & then razed it to the ground.  It is 
said that some (Yankees) as we call ourselves had 500 to 700 
dollars in cash captured at Jackson.  I have no confidence in the 
mails.  I will be brief.  No more     God bless you.  I rec'd a 
letter dated Apl 23 from you

Jac. Brunner

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Letter from Jacob Bruner to Martha J. Bruner


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