Letters from Thomas Dick (May - Dec. 1861)

Letters from Thomas Dick (May - Dec. 1861)
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May - December 1861

Thomas William Dick writes a series of six letters to his family and friends describing his experience as a soldier in the Union Army during the Civil War. Dick discusses the possibility of taking a leave of absence and daily life in the military camp. He also describes several confrontations with the "rebel" army, including the resulting casualties: "We had a few men in our ranks who were so degraded... it was really heart rending...  I write these things to let you know something of what war is." Transcripts included. 

Time Period: 
MC 2001.10, B1, F2
Gift of John S. Bowman