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Tillotson, George W. (fl. 1830-1918) To his wife

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04558.045 Author/Creator: Tillotson, George W. (fl. 1830-1918) Place Written: Camp near Harper's Ferry, West Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 October 1862 Pagination: 4 p. ; 19 x 11.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Ordered to act as Sergeant (from Corp.) and arresting two deserters who returned. Reconnaissance balloons report rebels digging rifle pits 10 miles to the south.

Background Information: Tillotson was thirty-one years old when he enlisted as a corporal on November 5, 1861. He mustered in H company of the NY 89th infantry or Dickinson Guards and later promoted to ...Sergeant. He was discharged on December 18, 1864.See More

People: Tillotson, George W., 1830-1918

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterDesertionPrisonerMilitary LawBallooningAviationTransportationConfederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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