1871 PUBLISHED LETTERS OF 13TH & 39TH MASSACHUSETTS OFFICER & HIS BROTHER

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Book is ex-library and hardcover with faded maroon cloth covers. Stamped in gold on the front cover is “LETTERS FROM WO BROTHERS.” Title has a small Maltese cross above and below. Volume meas. approx. 4.75 x 7.00 inches and runs 167 pages.

Covers are worn at corners and top of spine is peeled back approx. 1.00 inch. Covers also have staining and residue of museum labels and markings.

Inside front cover has a book plate showing the book was a gift to the Dean Academy of Franklin, Massachusetts by Arthur Winslow Peirce. The opposite page has a dedication plate showing the book was donated in memory of two long time teachers. Also stamped at various places throughout the book is “PROPERTY OF DEAN ACADEMY.”

Interior has pages that have browned with age but are still tightly bound.

The book contains the letters of Warren H. Freeman and his brother Eugene H. Freeman.

Warren H. Freeman was an 18 year old clerk living in Boston when he enlisted as a Private in Company A, 13th Massachusetts Infantry on December 1, 1861. While with the 13th Warren was promoted to Corporal on March 1, 1863 and to Sergeant July 1, 1864. During that time the regiment saw action in many of the well-known battles of the Army of the Potomac such as 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor and Petersburg.

On July 14, 1864 he was transferred to Company A of the 39th Massachusetts where he served 2 more months before being mustered out on September 13, 1864. He died in 1927 and is buried in Bronswood Cemetery, Oak Brook, Illinois.

Eugene Freeman was an engineer in the transport service and did not serve in the army.  [AD]

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