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Aug. 19, 1886
Isaac R. Pennypacker
Editor Weekly Phil Press
I send you a letter received from Captain F.A. Donaldson 118 P.V. and ask that you publish it, with my reply thereto, if you do not object.
Incidents like these mentioned go strongly to corroborate each narrative; and it is incidentally brought out that Genl. Sickles troops were so badly defeated that their place had to be supplied by men from other commands, and it is done in a way to carry conviction that it was so - thus these digressions from a stridently military record, go not only to prove the record but relieve the dull monotony of a narrative where only the movements of troops are told.
I have written Capt D. that my intentions were to write and ask you to publish his letter, and he will hardly object if my reply to him goes with it -
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McLaws, Lafayette, "Letter: Lafayette McLaws to Isaac R. Pennypacker, August 19, 1886" (1886). Lafayette McLaws Papers. 3.
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