Urias Fleshman Letter
In this March 27, 1864 letter to his sister, Urias Fleshman discusses his life in the military and conveys information gathered from other people's letters. He reports that he marches frequently, not staying more than a week at a time in one camp, and plans to serve his first three years without re-enlisting. The troops get plenty to eat, including beans, rice, coffee, sugar, and some fresh beef.
- 1864 March 27
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In this March 27, 1864 letter to his sister, Urias Fleshman discusses his life in the military and conveys information gathered from other people's letters.
Uriah (sometimes spelled Urias) Fleshman was born to Peter and Mary (Wolf) Fleshman on May 26, 1840 in Ohio. He enlisted in the 118th Ohio Infantry Regiment on September 12, 1862. His regiment fought at Mossy Creek, Franklin, Nashville, Kennesaw Mountain, and in the Atlanta Campaign. Fleshman was wounded in the leg on June 27, 1864 while fighting at Kennesaw Mountain and died from the wound on July 19, 1864 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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