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Bope, Abraham (b. 1837) unknown

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.03.18 Author/Creator: Bope, Abraham (b. 1837) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: circa August 1863 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Bope writes possibly to his sister Eliza, probably from a camp in Virginia. Comments on the "...plundering and destruction..." of Ohio by Confederate General John Morgan who was captured on 26 July 1863 and imprisoned at Camp Chase, Ohio. Expresses hope that the Copperheads will come to their senses.

People: Bope, Abraham, b. 1837.
Bope, Eliza Jane, b. 1846.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Union Soldier's Letter, Soldier's Letter, Copperheads, Politics, Wartime Pillaging and Destruction, Guerrilla Warfare, Confederate States of America, Confederate General or Leader, Prisoner of War

Sub Era: The American Civil War