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Combs Letters Civil War Letters of Russell County
"But I still live in hope of seeing you arrive at home crowned with laurels of victory And to remain at home with me and your children until death shall seperate us--If I never should be blessed with the opportunity of seeing [you] again in this world, I hope to meet you where we will have Heaven for our mansion, angels for our companions and parting of friends will be no more."

Letters of William C. Combs and his wife Celina Wesley Combs

Letter 1 from William to Celina, September 21, 1861 from Highland County, Va.
Letter 2 Celina to William, January 1, 1862.
Letter 3 from Augustus MacFarlane to William C. Combs.

William C. Combs served in company G of the 37th Virginia Infantry, one of the first company raised in Russell County. He enlisted on 5/13/61 in New Garden. In 1862 he was promoted Corporal and was wounded at Manassas in August of 1862. He continued to serve through 1864.

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