Daily Archives: 26 Aug ’11

26 August 1861: “…by getting an affidavitt signed by both my parents and family physician stating that I am under age and enlisted without your consent (which I did) and sent here to me I can get my discharge.”

Item description: Letter, dated 26 August 1861, from William Ray Wells (12th New York Infantry Regiment) to his family in Tully, N.Y. Wells mentions his desire to be discharged from his service in the Union Army, instructing his parents on a … Continue reading

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