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Dodge, Nelson E. (fl. 1862-1864) to unknown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02162.08 Author/Creator: Dodge, Nelson E. (fl. 1862-1864) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: no date Pagination: 2 p. : envelope ; 19.0 x 12.0 cm.

Summary of Content: re: Dodge writes about the balloon the Union dispatched over the Confederates as well as sickness and despair that has befallen the soldiers. He also writes about the prices for food: "butter is .40cts a pound…potatoes…are 1.25a bushel and shugar is not 11cts a pound."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterMilitary HistorySoldier's LetterDiet and nutritionDiseaseHealth and MedicalConfederate States of AmericaBallooningAviationScience and TechnologyFinanceMilitary CampMilitary Provisions

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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