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Rare Notes From George and Martha Washington Found in Battle, Resurface Again 150 Years Later

Martin L. Stone was mustered into service with the Pennsylvania Volunteers in October of 1861. He was ultimately captured by Confederate forces at the Second Battle of Deep Bottom in mid-August 1864, and in the intervening years he undoubtedly witnessed profound human suffering. His memories, like those of so many veterans, are lost forever. But we do have a small clue, two little pieces of paper that bear witness to the kind of surreal scene that only occurs during wartime.

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