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Terry, Robert B. (fl. 1861-1865) to Father

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.08.01 Author/Creator: Terry, Robert B. (fl. 1861-1865) Place Written: West Chester, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 June 1861 Pagination: 2 p. ; 25 x 19.5 cm.

Writes from Camp Wayne telling his father that they were recamped at "West Chester," about thirty miles outside of Philadelphia. Asks him to send his letters to, "Camp Wayne, West Chester, in care of Capt. Martins..." Reports that one of the men on the same train was killed because he was drunk and was struck in the head as they were going under a bridge. Small portion of second page ripped off.

Robert Terry enlisted on 4 June 1861 as a Private. He was mustered into "K" Co. PA 36th Infantry. He was discharged on 27 April 1865.

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