Archive Record

Object Name Image, Digital
Catalog Number 2015.001.070
Collection Matthew C. Miller Digital Collection
Description Digitized letter from Eugene D. Rogers to his mother, dated December 22, 1863. Eugene mentions that the next day is his 18th birthday and that makes him eligible for the second draft. He mentions that he'd like to come home for a visit but General Thomas has restricted passes and they may be moved to Knoxville. Eugene describes the hardships of camp life including the lack and cost of food and said he'd seen soldiers picking corn out of mule manure. The mentions soldiers coming back from the front wearing only shirts and without shoes or socks or blankets. At the end of the letter he confirms that they are leaving and he's preparing for a one hundred mile walk to Knoxville.

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Date 1863
Dates of Creation December 22, 1863
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Accession number 2015.001