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Letter from T. C. Kelley, Hallwood, Virginia.

T. C. Kelley, Adjutant U. C. V. Camp at Hallwood, Va., sends a nice list of subscribers, of which he writes: "My little list contains the names of two sons, one brother, and a granddaughter. I have been subscribing for these five years and will continue as long as I live or can get the money to pay for it. I love the VETERAN; it is my Confederate Bible. I am not one of those who are so glad that we were overpowered. I stand for the God-given principle of Democarcy-that this should be a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, and that our representatives in Congress have no power save that delegated to them by the people. I enlisted April, 22, 1861, and surrendered at Appomattox April 9, 1865; was twice wounded, two bullets striking me in the breast and passing out the back. One passed out itself; the other was cut out three months after it was received. This was May 31, 1862; so you see that I began early to receive these reminders that war is not at all fun. I have never gotten over those terrible wounds; they are a continual reminder of the days that tried men's souls. I am still an unreconstructed Rebel and will die one. I walked home from Appomattox to my father's in Eastern Virginia, arriving May 8, 1865, a little over three hundred miles from Appomattox."

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, July, 1916.

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