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Camp Fever and Mud

On January 30, 1862, William wrote his mother from Camp Wood, Kentucky.  In the letter he tells his mother that he had not written for awhile because he had been “takin down with Camp Feaver, “(typhoid) as did many others … Continue reading

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Robert Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant

On December 21, 1861, Robert sent a letter to his father from Rolla, Missouri.  In the letter he reported another bout of sickness, promotion to 2nd Lieutenant, and personnel changes in his regiment.  (Transcript of Robert’s letter to his father, December 21, … Continue reading

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Sick in Rolla, Missouri

On December 15, 1861, Robert wrote his father from a camp in Rolla, Missouri.  In the letter, Robert writes about being extremely sick — almost to the point of death, as well as commenting on regimental politics.  (Transcript of Robert’s … Continue reading

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