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Collection Reference Number GLC01043.03
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1814 
Title Eleazor D. Wood to Mary Wood describing his current situation fighting the War of 1812 and expressing his wish to return home
Date 24 January 1814
Author Wood, Eleazor D. (1783-1814)  
Recipient Wood, Mary  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discusses his desire to visit home that winter, which could not be fulfilled because he is fighting in the War of 1812. Discusses the perils of his activities in the west (in Ohio), being surrounded by Indians, and fearing he would not see his family again. Comments on various other personal news and plans to come home in the spring.
Subjects American Indian History  War of 1812  Soldier's Letter  Military History  Westward Expansion  Frontiers and Exploration  Global History and Civics  
People Wood, Eleazor D. (1783-1814)  Wood, Mary (fl. 1812)  
Place written West Point, Ohio
Theme Women in American History; Children & Family; War of 1812; Native Americans; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859