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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

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.

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.

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