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Accession number 1996.026
Catalog Number 1996.026
Collection Pearce Civil War Collection
Object Name Letter
Title Galentine (Charles W.) Papers, 1863
Creator Galentine (Charles W.)
Date June 12, 1863
Dates of Creation June 12, 1863
Scope & Content This letter, written and signed by Charles W. Galentine of the 167th Illinois Cavalry, Company D, and dated June 12, 1863, from the vicinity of Port Hudson, Lousiana, is addressed to "Dear Sister." Galentine reports on his good health, his company's location, the fortified postion of Port Hudson "in the state of Louisiana eighteen miles from B Rouge and one mile and one half from P Hudson." He tells "Sister" that "William is well now it has been but a few days since he was discharged from the deaf and dum asylum at Baton Rouge that institution being used as a hospital for sick and wounded soldiers."
Galentine describes engagements with confederate forces in the area in some detail.
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People Galantine, Charles W. (author)
General Banks
General Grant
Noah Potts
George More
Ed Moore
"Sister" (recipient)
Search Terms Medicine and Surgery
Ailments or sickness
Wounds and injuries
Lack of equipment
Lack of shelter
Siblings and family
Picket duty
Subjects 7th Illinois Cavalry, Company D
6th Illinois Cavalry
1st Louisiana Cavalry
Port Hudson
Siege of Port Hudson
Baton Rouge, LA
Vicksburg, MS
Clinton, LA
La Grange, TN
"Deaf and dum" asylum
Credit line Pearce Civil War Collection
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