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Collection Reference Number GLC06588.228
From Archive Folder Collection of Bruce Elmore, 143rd New York Infantry, C company 
Title Bruce Elmore to Libbie Elmore
Date 4 July 1865
Author Elmore, Bruce (fl. 1862-1865)  
Recipient Elmore, Libbie  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description He writes that the other soldiers are getting drunk for Independence Day. He wishes he could have spent the day with her. "Freedom is no longer a doubtful trial, but a certainty..." he says referring to the recent victory. He wishes she could hire help on the farm but thinks she is doing well.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Soldier's Letter  Union Soldier's Letter  
Place written Near Alexandria, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Elmore was discharged in July 1865.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Wife  
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater  
Civil War: Unit 143rd New York Infantry, C company