From Fights to Rights Transcription Project
The transcription project of "From Fights to Rights: The Long Road to a More Perfect Union" is a massive effort by volunteers to transcribe thousands of manuscripts such as diaries and letters from Special Collections and make them available online. The transcriptions are an important part of making the documents accessible to the public.
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Items in the From Fights to Rights Transcription Project Collection
[…]there until the next day. We
were overtaken at Stanton by
Capt. Vincent Witcher and James
McNealy a deserter from our company
who left us at Richmond. Capt
Witcher brought me a letter from
my wife. We commenced our march
for Montery the…
Began copying this book
July 31, 1866
Remembrances. of The War. Between The States By Mrs. A. E. C. Partin Of Portsmouth, Va In the year 1861. I lived on Sycamore St. next to the Confederate…
Lynchburg, Jany. 12th 1861 Dear Doctor: I am here today on my return from Tennessee where I have been looking after the interests that my family claim in that State. Those interests have done more harm than good to the…
This item is currently being transcribed by volunteers. We look forward to making the full-text of the document available soon.