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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.14.39
From Archive Folder Collection of Dolphus Damuth, D company, 29th regiment, Wisconsin, infantry 
Title Dolphus Damuth to Maria Damuth writes that the regiment have remained in the same camp and that it is quite isolated. He also reports that he is now half way through his three years service and discusses voting
Date 14 October 1863
Author Damuth, Dolphus (fl. 1839-1913)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes from the same campground where he wrote his last letter. Damuth thinks they will be there for some time. They are very isolated, "for all I know peace may be declaired now we are so far from any whear." The men have noticed a "great difference eather between Banks and Grant or els the Expedition against Vixburg and this is not much alike." Describes their lifestyle as calm and pleasant. Finds that he has "been to work for Old Abe 14 months," so that he has almost gotten halfway through his three years service. Mentions that there have been rumors "that France was about to recognize the Southern Confeteracy," but no one believes them to be true. Discusses voting and Copperheads, and makes it clear that he will vote for "the Union ticket" if he has the opportunity. Sends his family scales from an alligator.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Military Camp  Union General  Battle of Vicksburg  President  Government and Civics  Confederate States of America  Diplomacy  Global History and Civics  Wildlife  Politics  Government and Civics  Election  Republican Party  France  
People Damuth, Dolphus (fl. 1839-1913)  Damuth, Maria (fl. 1862-1865)  
Place written Louisiana
Theme The American Civil War; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; The Presidency; Children & Family; Creating a New Government
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
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: Theater of War Main Western Theater  
Civil War: Unit 29th Wisconsin Infantry, D company