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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.49.07
From Archive Folder Collection of Diton Phelps, F company, 6th regiment, Pennsylvania, infantry 
Title Diton Phelps to Edith M. Phelps, reporting that some of the boys have been court marshaled, and how he has been subpoenaed
Date 19 January 1862
Author Phelps, Diton (fl. 1861-1864)  
Recipient Edith M. Phelps  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes to his sister from Camp Pierpont. Speaks of a friend named John choosing to "serve god." Comments that he is fond of Professor Waldon and believes him to be a "clever honest fellow." Says that they recently purchased a stove that smokes a lot and built a "Shebang" out of logs. Reports that some of the boys have been court marshaled and that he has been subpoenaed to testify. Describes there being hard feelings between some of the boys from Athens and Smithfield. Mentions that Captain Daniel Bradbury just lays abed swearing about his leg. Says that the Captain, "uses the most wicked oaths you can think of in presence of his wife. I think he is getting to be about a degraded a man as ever I saw." Writes about the Captain ignoring him and believes it is because he testified against him. Request that his sister not show this letter to anyone. Fears his comments may get back to Captain Daniel Bradbury. Written on paper with red and blue edging.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Soldier's Letter  Union Soldier's Letter  Education  Religion  Military Camp  Injury or Wound  Women's History  Marriage  Morality and Ethics  Military Law  
People Phelps, Diton (fl. 1861-1864)  Phelps, Edith M. (fl. 1861)  
Place written Langley, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; Education; Religion; Health & Medicine; Women in American History
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Diton Phelps enlisted as a private on 15 May 1861. He mustered into "F" Co. PA 35th Infantry. He was mustered out on 11 June 1864 at Harrisburg, PA.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Sister  
Civil War: Unit 6th Regiment, Pennsylvania, infantry, F company,