Letters from Thomas Chamberlin to Eli Slifer

Letters from Thomas Chamberlin to Eli Slifer
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May 3 - November 15, 1861

Union officer Thomas Chamberlin writes twelve letters to Eli Slifer, the Secretary of the Commonwealth under Governor Andrew Curtin, regarding his experience leading his company in the Union Army during the Civil War. Chamberlin discusses new recruits, organizing the new infantry company, and requesting for additional supplies. "Provisions arrive slowly, and no sooner are the wagons in sight than there is a rush for the quartermasters," as Chamberlin notes. Transcripts included. 

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MC 2003.4, B2, F15
Gift of Edwin G. Dill