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Smith, Roman (fl. 1860-) to his friend Frank

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06728.062 Author/Creator: Smith, Roman (fl. 1860-) Place Written: Nashville Depot, Chattanooga TN Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 January 1864 Pagination: 4 p : envelope ; 19.5 x 24.5 cm.

Summary of Content: He writes that he is disappointed in not receiving as much correspondence as promised by his friend. Informs Frank that since the last time he wrote, he has taught himself how to use a telegraph machine. As a telegraph operator, he has been able to leave the regiment and receive up to $100 per month. Names several soldiers who have been killed or wounded and states that he will not go back to the regiment.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterUnion ForcesSoldier's PayTelegraphDeathInjury or Wound

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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