Sayles, Sumner (fl. 1862-1868) to Isora Skinkle
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.32.21 Author/Creator: Sayles, Sumner (fl. 1862-1868) Place Written: Natchez, Mississippi Type: Autograph letter signed Date: circa September Pagination: 3 p. : envelope ; 20.3 x 25.4 cm.
Informs his sister that he will not be coming home on a furlough. Inquires on how her Sabbath school picnic went in Washington. Writes that there was an expedition in Louisiana to seek out the rebels. Reports that his brigade did not go on the expedition, they had to stay behind and guard Natchez, Louisiana. Reports that the rebels had sharpshooters that shot their men before they could be seen and that they blew up the magazine. Notes that they burnt the works before they left. Sumner Sayles' sister, Isora Sayles, has married and now goes by the name Isora Skinkle.
Sumner Sayles enlisted as a private on 9 August 1862. He mustered into "H" Co. IL 95th Infantry. He mustered out on 17 August 1865.
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