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Letter – Robert McClure, 23 August 1864

2015.002.065 Letter written by Captain Robert B. McClure, Assistant Adjutant General, Staff of Major General William B. Bate, dated August 23rd, 1864. McClure is writing to Lieutenant Colonel Fletcher H. Archer of the 3rd VA Infantry. McClure received the letter Archer sent him from Petersburg, VA. McClure writes that he is determined to see the […]

Letter – Warren Scott, 19 June 1864

2015.002.064 Letter written by Lieutenant Warren L. Scott of Battery H, 1st NY Light Artillery, to his mother, from a camp near Petersburg, VA. He describes the movements of his regiment, and mentions crossing the James River. The battery are near Confederate earthworks, and sharpshooters on both sides are constantly firing. He mentions having a […]

Letter – John Compton, 24 September 1863

2015.002.063c Letter written by Private John D. Compton of Company G, 105th OH Volunteer Infantry, to his sister Margaret, from a camp near Chattanooga, TN. Compton describes a “hard fight” that occurred the previous week [Battle of Chickamauga]. He writes that they were outnumbered and suffered many casualties but only one man from his company […]

Letter – John Compton, 10 June 1863

2015.002.063b Letter written by Private John D. Compton of Company G, 105th OH Volunteer Infantry, to his father, from a camp near Murfreesboro. Compton writes that he has sent for a record of Company G that will list who belonged to the regiment, who died, where they marched, and give the personal information of the […]

Letter – John Compton, 19 February 1863

2015.002.063a Letter written by Private John D. Compton of Company G, 105th OH Volunteer Infantry, to his siblings, from a camp near Murfreesboro. Compton describes how he was taken prisoner while foraging . He is back in camp after being paroled and describes his experience as a prisoner of the Confederates for three days. Compton […]

Letter – Frederick Doten, 30 September 1866

2015.002.062 Letter written by former Captain Frederick B. Doten, of the 14th CT Infantry, to his fiancée Georgie S. Welles, from Bridgeport, CT. This is the last Sunday he and his fiancée will have to write to each other before they get married. Doten writes of the preparations he has made to leave his office […]

Letter – Robert Ardry, 2 June 1864

2015.002.061 Letter written by Sergeant Robert G. Ardry of Company B, 111th IL Volunteer Infantry, to his father from near the battlefront in Georgia. Ardry writes of the campaign to Dallas, GA and describes the organization of the line of battle, which extended over ten miles. The Union forces built breastworks covered with brush to […]

Letter – Horace Ensworth, 1 December 1864

2015.002.060b Letter written by Private Horace B. Ensworth of Company B, 81st NY Volunteer Infantry, to his father, from Fort Harrison, VA. Ensworth writes that the 18th and 1st Corps have been consolidated. Ulysses S. Grant, must charge to Richmond, but Ensworth is weary of charging. He says talking about a charge and actually making […]

Letter – Horace Ensworth, 20 April 1862

2015.002.060 Letter written by Private Horace B. Ensworth of Company B, 81st NY Volunteer Infantry, to his family. Ensworth describes the weather conditions, and writes that they are heading to Fairfax Court House. He and his regiment are desperate to see combat soon. He describes the length of their recent marches, as well as their […]

Letter – James Cooper, 27 January 1865

2015.002.059 Letter written by Confederate Captain James Cooper, Assistant Adjutant General for General John Bell Hood, to Captain Francis M. Farley of the 8th FL Infantry, from the headquarters of the Army of Tennessee near Tupelo, MS. Cooper begins by mentioning an “ill-fated” campaign into Tennessee, then encourages Francis to continue fighting despite recent losses. […]

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