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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.52.33
From Archive Folder Collection of Thomas J. Kessler, G company, 1st regiment, Michigan, sharpshooters 
Title 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
Date 6 February 1864
Author Kessler, Thomas J. (fl. 1843-1868)  
Recipient Kessler, Mary L.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects 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  
People Kessler, Thomas J. (fl. 1843-1868)  Kessler, Mary L. (fl. 1863)  
Place written Chicago, Illinois
Theme The American Civil War; Children & Family; Foreign Affairs; The Mexican War
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Mother  
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater  
Civil War: Unit 1st Michigan Sharpshooters, G company