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Foglesong, John C. to cousin [Lydia A. Bishoff]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.40.05 Author/Creator: Foglesong, John C. Place Written: Romney, Hampshire County, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1861 Pagination: 3 p. ; 20.6 x 24.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Foglesong is sick. He says he does not fear his past, but he admits that now is the first time he has cared about getting home. Foglesong describes the condition of various friends from home, including Dan Swisher (who is well again). Foglesong has not been to the hospital yet, because his major told him not to go to the hospital but to attempt to get into a [illegible] House instead. Foglesong explains that he has not yet had a chance to get his likeness taken. He will soon be marching to Winchester [the 7th Virginia Regiment marched to Winchester on March 4-15, 1861]. He estimates that there are upwards of 8000 Union troops with him now. He asks his cousin to tell those at home to write to him.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarUnion ForcesMilitary HistorySoldier's LetterUnion Soldier's LetterHealth and MedicalHospitalPhotography

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