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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02669.003 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter Date: 13 February 1812 Pagination: 2 p. ; 34 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: A letter entailing the call for volunteers and the initial experience of a group of men who answered that call. The author refers to this group of men as a "band of brothers" acting "for the preservation of of ourself and country." The author also mentions a lack of blankets and utensils, but that "like good soldiers," they did not complain. The corners of the letter are torn and the there is some content loss at the top of the page due to discoloration and fading.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: War of 1812RecruitmentMilitary ProvisionsMilitary RationsMilitary ServiceMilitary SuppliesPatriotism

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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