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Russell, E. S. (fl. 1861-1862) to Hannah E. Russell

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.50.02 Author/Creator: Russell, E. S. (fl. 1861-1862) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 December 1861 Pagination: 2 p. ; 20.1 x 12.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to his wife. Wishes that he could visit home but says that the colonel will not allow any furloughs. Comments that they now have their arms and equipment. Wants her not to fret about him and to take care of his "Dear little babes," and not to forget to pray for him "with a singer hart." Inquires about money, and requests that she not send any but to use it to make the family as comfortable as possible. Sends his love and asks for her to write him back immediately. Letter is slightly damaged causing minor text loss. Written on paper with an image of the American flag and the logo, "PROTECT IT."

Background Information: E. S. Russell enlisted as a private on 1 November 1861. He mustered into "G" Co. OH 65th Infantry. He died of disease on 8 May 1862 at Louisville, Kentucky.

People: Russell, E. S., fl. 1861-1862
Russell, Hannah E., fl. 1861-1865

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesSoldier's LetterUnion Soldier's LetterWeaponryMilitary SuppliesChildren and FamilyWomen's HistoryFinanceLove LettersAmerican FlagPatriotic StationeryReligion

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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