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Caroline and Cecil Burleigh letters, undated

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us no damage yet though we are within short range of them. The 15th corps took another fort from them yesterday. our corps is on River we have let the Rebs waste all the powder so far not having fired a shot except at gun boats we have captured two boats loaded with provisions for the enemy one of them had two large guns fited [sic] on it. no boats can go up or down the river now. part of our corps 2d Division has crossed over on the other side of the River. tomorrow we shall try to wake up folks in Savannah we have been geting [sic] guns into position. we are having quite sociable times here now. If an evening is a little dull we get up a negro show that can beat Christies Minstrels in originality if in nothing more. My boy is a genius himself he is as much of a character as Topsy & has furnished amusement enough to pay for himself he is a great forager & has supplied our mess with all the nice things of the season & I will venture to say that no mess has lived better then ours Speaking of negroes I think there has at least Ten thousand followed this army bound for a land of liberty most of them have suffered in their attempts to gain their liberty for since we have got here of course we could not starve our soldiers to feed negroes