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Damuth, Dolphus (fl. 1839-1913) Collection of Dolphus Damuth, D company, 29th regiment, Wisconsin, infantry [Decimalized .01-.86]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.14 Author/Creator: Damuth, Dolphus (fl. 1839-1913) Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1862-1865 Pagination: 86 letters

Summary of Content: Damuth's letters include the following topics: Vicksburg, General Banks, black troops (of whom he approved), the presidential election of 1864 (pro-Lincoln), the Red River campaign. He also reports news from Chattanooga and Atlanta from afar.

Background Information: Damuth enlisted as a sergeant on 15 August 1862 and was mustered into D company 29th Wisconsin infantry. During his service he was promoted twice, once to First Sergeant and again to ...Second Lieutenant on 23 March 1865. His second commission to Second Lieutenant was declined and he was mustered out on 22 June 1865.See More

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterInfantryBattleAfrican American HistoryAfrican American TroopsElectionPresidentGovernment and CivicsConfederate States of AmericaEmancipation ProclamationChildren and Family

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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