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Stephen O. Rogers letters

 Collection — Box: 73
Identifier: MS-SC1295

Scope and Contents

Letters to his parents, Israel and Rebecca Rogers, in Mass. interesting and detailed letters. Discusses camp life, marching, detailed troop movements, regimental and military actions at Fredricksburg and in and around Petersburg, Virginia and happenings in his regiment. Mentions Lincoln and Burnside reviewing the troops and gives his impressions of each. Details life in the hospital as a convalescent and as an orderly. Discusses family news, letters from brothers, Israel Jr. and Joseph, and friends from back home.


  • Created: 1861 - 1864


Biographical / Historical

Soldier from West Upton, Massachusetts serving in the 36th Massachusetts Infantry. After becoming sick in late 1863, spent time at a convalescent camp in Kentucky and worked in hospitals in Portsmouth Grove, R.I. and Fort Schuyler, New York. In May 1864 went back with his regiment in Petersburg, Virginia. His brother Joseph served in the 25th Massachusetts Infantry.


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