Letters from Thomas Dick (Feb. - Mar. 1863)

Letters from Thomas Dick (Feb. - Mar. 1863)
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February - March 1863

Thomas William Dick writes four letters to his brother and sister describing his experience as a soldier in the Union Army during the Civil War. Dick mentions having some leisure time due to being off duty for George Washington's birthday, the status of fellow soldiers, and the conditions in his camp. In addition, Dick comments on the likelihood of his family seeing wounded soldiers at home. "I suppose you see [them] almost daily: some with their arms hangings powerless by their sides; and others with their limbs bent in an uncomely shape, and some with an empty coat sleeve," as Dick notes. Transcripts included.

Time Period: 
MC 2001.10, B1, F7
Gift of John S. Bowman