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Box 1

 Container

Contains 35 Collections and/or Records:

Brandt Badger to Callie Badger, written 3 miles from Grenada, 1862-12-08

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 31
Scope and Contents After a mild skirmish, Brandt notes the limited supply of medicine and the fact that most of the several divisons has been killed. Envelope included with postmark, addressed to “Mrs. Callie Badger, Gonzales, Texas”.

Brandt Badger to Callie Badger, written 1 mile from Grey’s Post, 1862-12-12

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 32
Scope and Contents Brandt’s division is still on the run, burning camp equipment to escape the pursuing Yankees. He writes of the desire to return to Vicksburg and visit friends, and of the death of many of his comrades. Russia has consented to offer propositions of peace. Envelope included with postmark, addressed to “Mrs. Callie Badger, Gonzales, Texas,” return address in upper left-hand corner from “B. Badger, Private, Capt. J.D. Brown’s Co., Waul’s Legion”.

Brandt Badger to Callie Badger, written 16 miles from Grenada, 1863-01-07

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 34
Scope and Contents Brandt notes the possibility of peace when a lady from the North visits the Confederate Army with peace propositions. He also notes several desertions in the camp after this news but remains with high optimism. Envelope included with postmark "Jan 10," addressed to “Mrs. Callie Badger, Gonzales, Texas,” return address in upper left-hand corner “B. Badger, Private in Capt. J.D. Brown’s Cavalry Battalion, Waul’s Texas Legion”.

Brandt Badger to Callie Badger, written 16 miles from Grenada, 1/16/1863

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 35
Scope and Contents Letter is similar to one dated 1/7/1863, but he states he "can refrain from writing to you no longer." Brandt notes the possibility of peace when a lady from the North visits the Confederate Army with peace propositions. He also notes several desertions in the camp after this news but remains with high optimism. Envelope included with postmark “Grenada Jan. 24,” addressed to “Mrs. Callie Badger, Gonzales, Texas,” return address in upper left-hand corner “B. Badger, Private in Capt. J.D. Brown’s...