Letters from Theodore Christ to Eli Slifer

Letters from Theodore Christ to Eli Slifer
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June 1862- December 1863

Dr. Theodore Christ writes six letters to Eli Slifer, the Secretary of the Commonwealth under Governor Andrew Curtin, regarding his experience as a doctor in the Union Army during the Civil War. Christ describes problems with supplies as well as military engagements in Virginia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. In addition, Christ discuses the possibility of getting a promotion and briefly mentions political issues. "If you will Keep down the infernal Copperheads [Democrats] at home," Christ explains that "we will whip the Rebels in due time." Transcripts included. 

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MC 2003.4, B2, F19
Gift of Edwin G. Dill