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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.50.05 Author/Creator: Russell, E. S. (fl. 1861-1862) Place Written: Lebanon, Kentucky Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 January 1862 Pagination: 2 p. ; 20.1 x 24.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to wife from camp. Describes marching through snow, rain, and mud for three days. Comments that there were dozens of men who fell beside the road and laid in the rain and mud. One person did not make it and died on the way. Informs her that he had a cold and a slight fever but that he feels fine now. Writes that they will be heading towards Cumberland Gap, Kentucky in a few days. Sends his love to his wife, children, and parents. 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 LetterTravelHealth and MedicalDeathChildren and FamilyAmerican FlagPatriotic Stationery

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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