Letters from Theodore Christ to Eli Slifer

Letters from Theodore Christ to Eli Slifer
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Dr. Theodore S. Christ writes eleven letters to Eli Slifer, the Secretary of the Commonwealth under Governor Andrew Curtin, regarding the organization of volunteer companies and daily life in a Union Army infantry company during the Civil War. Dr. Christ describes the injuries of soldiers and his treatments for them. "I visit the hospital several times a day, also all the men who need assistance & attendance in our regiment," as Christ notes. Christ also mentions the impact of finally receiving new uniforms and supplies. "Our Soldiers are now all newly & comfortably uniformed & equipped" and, as Christ explains, "we are now no longer ashamed to be seen." Transcripts included.

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MC 2003.4, B2, F18-19
Gift of Edwin G. Dill