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Dederer, Nicholas A. (fl. 1862-1863) to Peter B. Rathbone

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04703.04 Author/Creator: Dederer, Nicholas A. (fl. 1862-1863) Place Written: Mississippi Type: Letter Date: 30 January 1863 Pagination: 7 p. : docket.

Continued 1 February and 2 February. Due to a measles outbreak, three companies are being detained on another ship further up the river. On his ship many are sick with fever. Describes Southern plantation houses, arrival and setting up at their new camp. Rumors about Seward and Stanton's resignation, Burnside being superseded by Freeman. Also mentions rumor of the withdrawal of troops by all Democratic governors from the federal army. [Expresses anxiety which followed the disastrous Battle of Fredericksburg.] Gives address as 114 Regt NY Banks Expedition, N. Orleans.

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