From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/16/1864, p.1, c. 6

Soldiers’ Children. – Rev. A. E. Dickinson delivered an address at the Rocks, Appomattox county, and collected one thousand seven hundred dollars, to be used in educating the children of deceased soldiers. Within a few days the appeals of Rev. Mr. Dickinson, the general agent of this cause, have been responded to by the contribution of about twelve thousand dollars.

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