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My g-grandmother's brother, William Hirst Gift, was in Company I of the Iowa 5th
Infantry. He was killed at the battle of Champions Hill on May 16 1863. I have a letter
that was written by his brother who stated that William had 17 dollars on him when he was
killed and that Peter Moriarity had sent that money to Williams father. This does not
agree with the October 17, 1862 discharge of Peter Moriarity. I also have 10 original
letters that were written by William Hirst Gift while he was with the 5th Iowa.
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