Archive Record

Object Name Image, Digital
Catalog Number 2015.001.048
Collection Matthew C. Miller Digital Collection
Description Digitized letter from George Young of the 20th Ohio Battery to Lottie Lasher of Waymart Pennsylvania. Written from Chattanooga, dated June 3, 1865. He exchanges town gossip with her about people they both know. He remarks about "oil fever" being common in Smethport (Pennsylvania), his place of birth. McKean County PA experienced an early oil boom during the 1860s-1870s. Thus the author's comments about "oil fever." He asks her to send him a photo of herself so he can remember what she looks like, as it's been 18 months since he saw her. He asks to be remembered to Lottie's sister, Mary. He says all everyone talks about in camp is going home.

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Date 1865
Dates of Creation June 3, 1865
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Accession number 2015.001