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Rhodes writes about his fifth 4th of July in the Army 150 years ago today (July 4 1865)

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(Tuesday, July 4, 1865)Elisha Hunt Rhodes, an American soldier who served for the entire duration of the American Civil War, wrote today in Halls Hill, Virginia, about his fifth (and what would turn out to be his final) 4th of July holiday while serving in the Union Army.