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Henry Weeks Letters

Identifier: MS-0861

In these letters to his sisters (who may have been living in Cleveland, Ohio) George Henry Weeks discusses military movements, describes camp life, sends news of his health, and gives his opinions of the war.

Dates: 1864 March 14-August 13

William A. Smith Letter

Identifier: MS-3481

William A. Smith of the 116th Pennsylvania Infantry (also called the Irish Brigade) wrote this letter to his family in Chester County, Pennsylvania on August 30, 1863. In it, he reports that three men from the 2nd Division (one from the 71st Pennsylvania Infantry and another from the 20th Massachusetts Infantry) were executed for desertion and speculates that some from his own regiment might suffer the same fate.

Dates: 1863 August 30

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