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Engberth, Jacob M., fl. 1863-1864 to [Syrs] Glowner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.43.13 Author/Creator: Engberth, Jacob M., fl. 1863-1864 Place Written: Washington, District of Columbia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 September 1864 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 19.1 x 22.3 cm. Order a Copy

Writes that he is in the hospital and that he would like to see him and the boys. Complains about not being able to rest and looking over Washington and seeing all the action. Discusses the presidential race between "old Abraham" [Abraham Lincoln] and George B. McClellan. Comments that there will be peace if McClellan is voted in but "if old Abe Gets in the War is not Goen to stop till the South is Subdued and that wont take more then fore years more and then the Jonies will have to come under and then we will have Peace and no Sepration." Writes that there is plenty to eat, good nurses and doctors, and the hospital is two miles from the Capitol. On U.S. Sanitary Commission stationery.

Engberth, Jacob M., fl. 1863-1864
Reeser, John, fl. 1862-1865

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