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United States--Army--Military life

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James Swales letters

 Collection — Box 88
Identifier: MS-SC1513
Scope and Contents Letters to his brother David, written while at Camp Defiance and Mound City. Relates day to day activities in the camp and life in the regiment with some description of Cairo. References to boats on the river and some firing between boats. Most prominent topic is sickness and death among the soldiers. He also writes about problems within the regiment, mainly drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Relates one situation where a soldier was chained to a tree for a whole day and if left for the night...
Dates: Created: August through October 1861