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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection of Heber Painter, I company, 58th regiment, Pennsylvania, infantry
|Heber Painter to sister Kate about her attending school and not reading "wishy Washy" novels, Grant's reinforcements and a Union-Confederate interaction over cattle
|22 September 1864
|Painter, Heber (1841-1900)
|Painter, Catherine (fl. 1844-1870)
|Sarcastically informs his sister that he has stopped writing weekly letters because his sisters never reply. Is happy that his sister has decided to attend school and advises against reading "wishy-washy" novels, which do not enlighten people or make them wise. Was surprised to hear that N.F. Lightner, Esq. had joined the Grand Army of the Union. Reports that Grant is receiving reinforcements daily and in large numbers. Recounts a brief interaction between a Confederate and a Union soldier regarding some stray cattle. Reports that there is no news from the Army of the James.
|Soldier's Letter Military History Civil War Union Forces Union Soldier's Letter Education Literature and Language Arts Union General Confederate States of America Women's History
|Painter, Heber (1841-1900) Painter, Catherine (fl. 1844-1870)
|Bermuda Hundred, Virginia
|The American Civil War; Women in American History; Children & Family; Education; Arts & Literature
|Papers and Images of the American Civil War
|Before joining the service, Painter was a trained printer from Danville, Pennsylvania. He was mustered as a private into F Company of the 58th Pennsylvania infantry on 8 October 1861 and transferred to I Company on 1 March 1862. While in I Company, he was promoted to Sergeant and eventually mustered out on 21 January 1866 as First Lieutenant. Painter also held a post as Quartermaster's clerk, and performed freedman duties shortly after the war ended.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
|Civil War: Recipient Relationship
|Civil War: Theater of War
|Main Eastern Theater
|Civil War: Unit
|58th Pennsylvania Infantry