SOLDIER’S LETTER FROM CAMP PAROLE, MARYLAND

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Item Code: 337-224

Two page letter written in ink by Amos Coar of Company E, 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery. Letter is written on paper with U. S. Sanitary Commission letterhead and is dated July 7, 1864. Amos spells a lot of his words phonetically so this must be kept in mind while reading the letter. He writes about feeling weak after his wounding and how he would like to hear from a fellow named Frank who maybe a comrade. He says he thinks his regiment was involved in an assault on Petersburg after he left them and he encourages the folks at home to write him. He says his “apotyte” (appetite) “is not very good.” and that “whe are in a hard old plase hear fore wonded men…” For a short letter it is interesting and the phonetic spelling is charming. Item is in good condition.

The 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery is on of those regiments that General Grant turned into infantry for the 1864 campaign.

Amos Coar enlisted as a Corporal in Co. E, 2nd Pa. Heavy Artillery on February 23, 1864. He is shown as being mustered out at City Point, Va. on January 29, 1866. There is no mention of him having been wounded but with the item comes text from another letter written by Coar that was sold at auction. In that letter he mentions wounds in his leg.

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