Bope, John (b. 1838) to Lydia Bope
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.03.03 Author/Creator: Bope, John (b. 1838) Place Written: Cleveland, Ohio Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 January 1862 Pagination: 2 p. : envelope ; 25 x 25 cm.
Bope writes to his mother from Camp Wood. Expresses thanks for the candy she sent for Christmas. Letterhead has a drawing of a cannon and American flag with the phrase "OUR COMPROMISE" written underneath. Envelope has a humorous image and caption depicting soldiers being distracted from their commanding officer due to the presence of a young woman.
John Bope enlisted on 8 August 1861 as a private. He was mustered into "D" Co., Ohio 49th Infantry.
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