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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection of Thomas J. Kessler, G company, 1st regiment, Michigan, sharpshooters
|Thomas J. Kessler to Mary L. Kessler reporting that they may be heading to Mexico within a month and that no furloughs have been granted to their regiment
|6 February 1864
|Kessler, Thomas J. (fl. 1843-1868)
|Kessler, Mary L.
|Writes to his mother from Camp Douglas. Reports they may be heading to Mexico within a month. Notes they will go to New York City and connect with General Ambrose E. Burnside's expedition. Comments no furloughs are to be granted to their regiment. Signs with his middle name Jefferson.
|Civil War Military History Union Forces Soldier's Letter Union Soldier's Letter Latin and South America Global History and Civics France Children and Family Union General
|Kessler, Thomas J. (fl. 1843-1868) Kessler, Mary L. (fl. 1863)
|The American Civil War; Children & Family; Foreign Affairs; The Mexican War
|Papers and Images of the American Civil War
|Thomas J. Kessler enlisted as a private on 29 June 1863 at Edwardsburg, Michigan. On 8 July 1863 he mustered into "G" Co. Michigan 1st Sharpshooters. He was mustered out on 28 July 1865 at Delaney House, Washington, D.C.
|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
|1st Michigan Sharpshooters, G company