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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection of Charles F. Porter, C company, 2nd regiment, Michigan, infantry
|Charles F. Porter to Brother Henry about the possibility of herding sheep
|17 May 1865
|Porter, Charles F. (fl. 1860-)
|Theodore is sick. It has been raining a lot. They have 350 cattle in all. They are thinking about herding sheep as well but he wants his brother's opinion.
|Health and Medical Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Children and Family
|Agriculture; Children & Family; Health & Medicine
|Papers and Images of the American Civil War
|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.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
|Civil War: Recipient Relationship
|Civil War: Unit
|2nd Regiment, Michigan, infantry