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Daniel M. Points letter

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1187A

Scope and Contents

Letter to friend William Plattenburg in Canton, Ill. sent from Camp Reede, Jackson, Tenn. Refers to the Emancipation Proclamation, anti-war newspaper sentiments and his anger towards those back home who will not enlist and do not support the war. Mentions his poor health and possibility of discharge due to illness.

Dates

  • Created: February 23, 1863

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Private in the 103rd Illinois Infantry from Canton, Illinois.

Extent

1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 4 pages

Language of Materials

English