Archive Record

Object Name Image, Digital
Catalog Number 2015.001.065
Collection Matthew C. Miller Digital Collection
Description Digitized letter from George Young to Lottie, dated June 29, 1865, written from camp of the 20th Ohio Battery. He describes how now that the war is over everyone in his battery wants to go home. He waits anxiously for his unit's mustering out orders, which have still not come. He says some of the men have not seen home for over three years. Some have lost their homes due to back taxes, which they couldn't pay because the army hasn't paid the men for over a year. He says that when he finally gets home Lottie will be the first one he visits after his mother and sisters. He predicts that within ten days he'll get his mustering out orders and will be in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Date 1865
Dates of Creation June 29, 1865
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Accession number 2015.001