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Kessler, Thomas J., fl. 1843-1868 to A. P. Kessler

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.52.65 Author/Creator: Kessler, Thomas J., fl. 1843-1868 Place Written: Petersburg, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 September 1864 Pagination: 6 p. : envelope ; 20.3 x 25.3 cm. Order a Copy

Writes to his father from camp. Reports it is quiet in camp. Notes they are still waiting to hear from Washington, D.C. regarding their case. Discusses his fathers offer to take his place in the war. Comments he does not believe his father would be happy here and when he leaves the army he wants it to be permanently. Requests he send his boots by mail.

Kessler, Thomas J., fl. 1843-1868
Kessler, A. P., fl. 1863

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