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Collection Reference Number GLC02172.82
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles F. Porter, C company, 2nd regiment, Michigan, infantry 
Title Charles F. Porter to Brother Henry about selling the homestead and what he'll do after the war
Date 10 March 1864
Author Porter, Charles F. (fl. 1860-)  
Recipient Porter, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description He does not know what to think about his brother's idea to sell the homestead. He doesn't know what he will do after he gets out of the service. Newspaper clipping features list of names of those drafted.
Subjects Soldier's Letter  Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Infantry  Children and Family  Conscription  Land Transaction  Immigration and Migration  
Place written Tennessee
Theme The American Civil War; Children & Family; Agriculture
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Porter enlisted early in the War, 19 May 1861, and served until 21 July 1864. The last 4 letters, dated 1865, are from Indiana, where he and his father are herding cattle and setting up a farm and ranch.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Brother  
Civil War: Theater of War Main Western Theater  
Civil War: Unit 2nd Regiment, Michigan, infantry