Archive Record

Object Name Image, Digital
Catalog Number 2015.001.007
Collection Matthew C. Miller Digital Collection
Description Digitized letter from M. C. Lawrence, Lt. Co. A. 121st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, to his wife Celinda(?), recounting his current state of health and how much he misses her and wants to be home. Lawrence also speculates on whether or not his resignation from the military, apparently for medical reasons, will be accepted. He adds that many buildings in town are being torn down by soldiers who use the boards to sleep on or to use building huts. He criticizes the "copperheads" who argue against Gen. Sherman's scorched earth strategy.

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Date 1864
Dates of Creation September 18, 1864
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Accession number 2015.001