Unnamed Union Soldiers 16

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Unnamed Union Soldiers 16
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Unnamed Union Soldiers 16
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As recounted in Intruder in the Dust, in 1864 these Union troops took control of Jefferson by force and "burned to rubble" the "courthouse and everything else on or in the Square" (48-49). When Requiem for a Nun refers to this same event, it calls the Union troops who did the burning a "United States military force" (37).