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June 7-10, 1863: James wrote about finally leaving Nashville, marching to Murfreesboro, and standing guard on picket duty: "Picket duty is very pleasant and exciting...Any enterprising fellow can have a shot whenever he wants to, by risking more or less his own life." Pictured: The Army of the Potomac - the Picket Guard, Harper's Weekly, November 2, 1861. Missouri History Museum.

Finally, after almost six months of provost duty in Nashville, James and the rest of the Kansas Infantry regiment received orders from General William S.

Picture of an encampment of the Army of the Potomac at Cumberland Landing, VA. "Bivouac on a Mountainside" from Lanier, Robert S., ed. The Photographic History of the Civil War in Ten Volumes, Volume 9. New York: The Review of Review Co., 1911. Missouri History Museum

Picture of an encampment of the Army of the Potomac at Cumberland Landing, VA. "Bivouac on a Mountainside" from Lanier, Robert S., ed. The Photographic History of the Civil War in Ten Volumes, Volume 9. New York: The Review of Review Co., 1911. Missouri History Museum

Post office at the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac on the East Coast, which handled thousands of letters every week. "Mail and Newspapers at 'A. of P.' Headquarters." From Lanier, Robert S., ed. The Photographic History of the Civil War in Ten Volumes, Vol. 8. New York: The Review of Reviews Co., 1911. Missouri History Museum.

Ks VolsNashville TennJany 1863 My Dearest Molly It is again Sunday afternoon, and I have got the blues.

OLD CIVIL WAR PICTURES - Union Army Band on Lookout Mountain- 1864   I've been there!

OLD CIVIL WAR PICTURES - Union Army Band on Lookout Mountain- 1864 I've been there!

Dec. 6, 1862: James wrote about his new camp, and keeping watch over the 50,000 enemy troops nearby. After a snowstorm in Nashville, the camp of the 8th Kansas Infantry probably looked similar to this photograph of a New York regiment in Virginia. "The Wintry Blast Goes Wailing By" from Lanier, Robert S., ed. The Photographic History of the Civil War in Ten Volumes, Volume 9. New York: The Review of Reviews, Co., 1911. Missouri History Museum http://www.historyhappenshere.org/archives/7308#

Camp South of NashvilleHd.Decr 1862 My Dear Dear Molly It is all chill & bleak December here at last.

Union Hospital, Nashville, TN.  Click until you get to the original image - you can make it huge and study very small details

Click until you get to the original image - you can make it huge and study very small details

March 31-April 1, 1863: In his letter to Molly, James mentions that he saw this illustration of the wedding of Captain De Hart to Nellie Lammond. "A Wedding in the Army of the Potomac," Harper's Weekly, April 4, 1863. Missouri History Museum

March In his letter to Molly, James mentions that he saw this illustration of the wedding of Captain De Hart to Nellie Lammond. "A Wedding in the Army of the Potomac," Harper's Weekly, April Missouri History Museum

"Christmas Eve 1862." Harper's Weekly, January 3, 1863. Missouri History Museum.

James wrote to Molly about his Christmas activities. James had a good Christmas dinner, but his thoughts were at home with Molly.

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