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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.10.130
From Archive Folder Collection of Joseph M. Maitland 
Title George W. Coleman to Joseph M. Maitland mentioning the Battle of Brice's Crossroads, asking for details of the battle and remarking on high harvest wages
Date 14 July 1864
Author Coleman, George W. (fl. 1857-1886)  
Recipient Maitland, Joseph M.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Addresses letter "Dear Cousin Joseph." Refers to the Battle of Brice's Crossroads and Confederate General Nathan B. Forrest's rout of the Union forces on June 10, 1864. Writes, "I am glad that you escaped so well in your chase after Forrest or rather in his chase after you." Expresses thanks that Joseph survived the battle. Comments on all those who died in the battle or were taken prisoner. Asks him to send details of the battle. Remarks wages are very high for harvesting, "from two dollars fifty cents to three dollars per diem." Says "All seem to be tired of the war but few seem to be willing to make a sacrifice of honor to obtain peace." Includes a 3 cent stamp on the envelope.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Battle  Confederate General or Leader  Confederate States of America  Children and Family  Death  Prisoner of War  Finance  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  Labor  Peace  
People Maitland, Joseph M. (1839-1918)  Coleman, George W. (fl. 1857-1886)  
Place written Miami County, Ohio
Theme The American Civil War; Agriculture
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Joseph Maitland enlisted on 8 August 1862 as a Private. He was mustered into "G" Co. OH 95th Infantry. He was mustered out 31 May 1865 at Memphis, Tennessee.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Cousin  
Civil War: Unit 95th Ohio Infantry, G Company