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18 March 1862: “I stuck to it til a vile ball struck me on my brest plate the brest plate glanced the ball away it gave me quite a clip but did not hirt me…”

Item description: Letter, 18 March 1862, from Jeremiah Stetson, from New Bern, N.C., to his wife Abbie F. “Happy” Stetson, in Hanson, Massachusetts. Jeremiah Stetson was born in Pembroke, Mass., on 27 June 1810. At the outbreak of the Civil … Continue reading

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29 December 1861: “I have got to fat to run quite so fast as I used to run after the hens, but I can’t find any boddy that can out run me now.”

Item description: Letter, 29 December 1861, written by Jeremiah Stetson, from Annapolis, Maryland, to his wife Abbie F. “Happy” Stetson, in Hanson, Massachusetts. Stetson wrote of training maneuvers, the resolution of a debt owed to him, and of missing his … Continue reading

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