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22 May 1864: “[…]I hope I shant hear of any more deaths but I am afraid I shall if they don’t get rid of the small pox a round there[…]”

Item Description:  This letter, dated 22 May 1864, was penned by Eldridge B. Platt to his parents Enoch Platt and Sallie Bronson Platt, in Waterbury, Conn.  Platt discusses camp life, receiving payment, and fighting “rebs”.  He also expresses his concern over … Continue reading

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