American Civil War--Massachusetts--25th Infantry
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 62
Scope and Contents Letters to parents sent from Camp Lincoln, Annapolis and Baltimore, Md., Newbern and Plymouth, N.C., Alexandria, Va. and Washington, D.C. Letters are newsy and detailed. Describes drilling, guard duty, camp life, troop movements, skirmishes and battles. Gives very detailed descriptions of his life in camp, what they eat, wear, living quarters, other soldiers, his general thoughts on all of it and his stay in the hospital in Baltimore. Also detailed descriptions of troop movements with...
Dates: Created: 1860 - 1864
Collection — Box 73
Scope and Contents Letters to parents, Israel and Rebecca Rogers, brother Ed and sister Emma. The letters discuss camp life, the boats he sees at Newport News and working in the hospital, but most of the letters focus on family and home. DIroes describe one battle at New Bern, North Carolina where his good friend Albert Siske was killed. Expresses racist sentiments towards African Americans.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864