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Collection Reference Number GLC02172.81
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles F. Porter, C company, 2nd regiment, Michigan, infantry 
Title Charles F. Porter to Father about his father's illness and their disagreement
Date 28 August 1864
Author Porter, Charles F. (fl. 1860-)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description He hopes his father has gotten over his sickness. They had a disagreement and he hopes this does not change his father's opinion of him.
Subjects Soldier's Letter  Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Infantry  Children and Family  Health and Medical  
Place written Battle Creek
Theme The American Civil War; Children & Family; Health & Medicine
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 Father  
Civil War: Unit 2nd Regiment, Michigan, infantry