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Bingham, H. B. (fl. 1862-1863) to Lucretia Bingham

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03607.05 Author/Creator: Bingham, H. B. (fl. 1862-1863) Place Written: Fort Warren Type: Letters Date: 7 December 1862 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: He arrived in camp two weeks ago. The regiment received their uniforms and expect to be issued their weapons with in the week. They drill four hours a day and spend the rest of their time playing cards or laying in their quarters.

People: Bingham, George F.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Union Soldier's Letter, Soldier's Letter, Military Camp, Military Uniforms, Weaponry, Sports and Games

Sub Era: The American Civil War