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Wheeler, Lysander (fl. 1837-1903) to his parents, [brother-in-law], and sister

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07460.055 Author/Creator: Wheeler, Lysander (fl. 1837-1903) Place Written: Nashville, Tennesee Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 October 1863 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07460.055 Author/Creator: Wheeler, Lysander (fl. 1837-1903) Place Written: Nashville, Tennesee Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 October 1863 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Reports on some of the activity going on including train guard and the arrival of trains loaded with men which he thinks may be ill or convalescents. Writes that Confederate General Wheeler has not frightened them with his raids. Writes that ten days rations have been put in the fort but will probably be brought out again for the soldiers to eat. Discusses the price of grain and is glad to hear that oats is selling for a good price. Writes to his mother that he has been singing again. Updates his family on some of the other soldiers from his hometown including John Defield who is sick in the field hospital, and the brother of John Burst who lost a leg at Gettysburg.

Background Information: Lysander Wheeler, a farmer from Sycamore, Illinois, enlisted in the Union Army on August 7, 1862 as a private. He was mustered into Company C of the 105th Illinois infantry and later ...promoted to sergeant. Wheeler was mustered out on June 7, 1865.See More

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion Soldier's LetterUnion ForcesSoldier's LetterInjury or WoundHealth and MedicalConfederate General or LeaderMilitary ProvisionsAgriculture and Animal HusbandryCommerceMerchants and TradeDiet and nutritionMusicHospitalBattle of GettysburgBattleChildren and Family

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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