Letter To Sherman's Death Letter Analysis

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I do hope that this letter finds you and your family well. It pains me to write to you of the terrible things that have happened to our family. Our plantation was burned to the ground when Sherman’s soldiers pillaged our town in his March to the Sea. I accept I shall be a spinster and have to make my own way in the world as so many of our young gentlemen have died. Mother, the children, and I are fortunate to be staying with friends of mother’s, on a small plantation outside of Atlanta. Their plantation was somehow not damaged in the fighting. We thank our dear Lord that we were offered help in our time of despair. We cannot stay here long because we have no means of which to repay these dear friends for what they have done for us, and food

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