Fatigue with the constant, grinding war was evident in Confederate soldier William Stoker’s letter to his wife, Elizabeth. Since he and many others had been sick, he was frustrated with the inadequate medical care provided in the army camps. Also, his division was on the move but many did not know where they were headed. Stoker suggested that the war will not be ended by the fighting, but instead when all the soldiers desert. He expressed a strong desire to come home as well, since his “tongue cant express” how much he wanted to see his family. (By Morgan Mintz)
William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, December 21, 1862
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