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Bope, John (b. 1838) to John Bope Sr.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.03.06 Author/Creator: Bope, John (b. 1838) Place Written: Hardin County, Tennessee Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 April 1862 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 19.7 x 23.9 cm.

Bope writes to his father from the Battlefield of Shiloh, near Pittsburg Landing. Reports that "...some 20,000 men buried who fell in this great battle...", and they expect another attack. Mentions Easter, and notes that the cost of eggs is 30 cents a dozen. Discusses in great detail logistic battle plans and asks him to speak to the hardware man about the pistol he returned.

John Bope enlisted on 14 August 1861 in Ohio as a private. He was mustered into "D" Co., Ohio 49th Infantry.

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