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Weeks, John F. (fl. 1860) to his parents

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06728.050 Author/Creator: Weeks, John F. (fl. 1860) Place Written: Camp Chase, OH Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 July 1863 Pagination: 3 p : envelope ; 12.5 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that he is able to get vegetables of all kinds at reasonable rates. Reports that some of the boys took down a Secesh flag and put up the stars and stripes in its place. Writes that he has seen the "enticements" for reenlistments and believes the government will get better soldiers this way. Has not heard from the regiment since they began to march; has heard last accounts of them being near Tullahoma. Writes that none of his friends at camp belong to his father's order. He would like to be home helping his father hay, but it would be risky for him to run away.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterUnion ForcesFortificationAgriculture and Animal HusbandryDiet and nutritionFinanceAmerican FlagFlagsConfederate States of AmericaSoldier's PayMilitary CampFraternal OrganizationMilitary LawMasonsChildren and Family

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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