May 28, 1863 – Capt. Robert Chatham to Robert Boyd

On May 28, 1863 Captain Robert N. Chatham, Thomas’s commanding officer, sent Robert Boyd a letter instructing him how to claim Thomas’s final payment from the Confederate government. This was written a year and a day before this fine officer would receive his own mortal wound at New Hope Church, Georgia. Capt. Chatham would die on May 31, 1864. The book contains the contents of a letter from Chatham’s chaplain J. G. Richards to Chatham’s half brother James Cobb detailing his final hours.

Boys of Diamond Hill

Boys of Diamond Hill

The Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal for History 2012.

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