Peter L. Dumont's Civil War Site Themes    
Discontent and Deserters
Bull Run(b:)     Fredericksburg(f:)    Chancellorsville and Libby Prison(c:)    Wilderness(w:)    Alexandria/Washington(a:)    
Discontent and Deserters(d:)   Genealogy(g:)    Recruitment and Draft(r:)   Zouaves and Uniforms(z:)   Medical(m:)   
Newspapers(n:)    Politics and War(p:)   Other Regiments(o:)    Sutlers(s:)    Utica(u:)   

1862-10-18 : PP:  Theme: d: m: p: o: 
"THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME", Camp Seward, sick, Gen Casey, Col unfeeling, Wes Dimbley 
1862-10-20 : PPPP:  Theme: m: d: o: 
Camp Seward, names sick, has itch, Col Corcorans McMickeys, sends flowers from Lee house, paired with Undated 5, need to add to interpreted version 
1862-10-27 : PP:  Theme: z: d: m: 
Camp Seward, color letterhead of woman helping Zouave, wet tent, Fletch, Fordis Phelps, deserters 
1862-10-29 : PP:  Theme: m: n: o: d: r: 
Camp Seward, review at Potomac, letter opened, Col and papers, deserters branded, molato 
1862-11-07 : PP:  Theme: d: a: 
Camp Seward, embossed shield on letterhead,cold, snow, wet, bread, beans, and water,smoky tents 
1862-11-27 : PP:  Theme: f: m: o: d: a: 
Thanksgiving day, crackers and salt pork, near Washington, sick, marched 100 mi, Gen Lee 
1862-11-30 : PP:  Theme: u: m: d: p: 
Camp at Fredericksburgh, her military clothes, his dream, Ida, Peace rumors, hopes to settle it 
1862-12-08 : PP:  Theme: d: m: p: u: 
Camp near Fredericksburgh, freezing, tent like pocket handkerchief, all sick, rumors go home if no pay, old castle & cabbage 
1862-12-12 : PP:  Theme: f: o: d: 
Camp at Falmouth, witnessing shelling and burning of Fredericksburgh, got shelled shopping in Falmouth 
1862-12-16 : PP:  Theme: f: d: p: 
Camp near Fredericksburgh, describes 6 days of Battle of Fredericksburgh in detail 
1862-12-18 : PP:  Theme: f: d: 
Battle of Fredericksburgh, horrors, retreat, rear guard, lost, bridge destroyed as left 
1862-12-19 : PPP:  Theme: f: m: d: u: a: 
Camp on Potomac Creek, sketch of Fredericksburgh made during bombardment, Tom to General Hospital 
1862-12-20 : PP:  Theme: f: d: m: u: 
Camp on Potomac Creek, Tom sick dysentary, court martial, no more Fredericksburgh 
1862-12-23 : PP:  Theme: f: u: d: p: m: a: 
Camp on Potomac Creek, reflects on peaceful life, buried 2 more, court martial 30 pound log, peace talk 
1862-12-25 : PP:  Theme: f: m: d: 
Christmas, hard to see die when might as well be sent home, disease doctors do not understand, deserters 
1862-12-28 : PP:  Theme: m: d: p: 
many sick and dying, 9 officers reassigned, blames Capt Cone, guard duty, center position, unfit for duty, Fletch no letters in Utica from Regt since Fredericksburg 
1863-01-04 : PP:  Theme: m: d: p: g: 
Tom very sick, Jacob Breish coffin, Joseph Corrigan tent mate, Fletch separated 
1863-01-11 : PP:  Theme: m: d: p: o: u: 
guard Gen Warrens hq, daughter of the Regt 17th regulars chased by drunk soldiers, Burnside, Breish trinkets, resignations, all wish war over 
1863-01-17 :01-17-1863t.htmPPP:  Theme: m: z: d: a: 
Camp on Potomac Creek, VA. Black tongue, Zouaves,hard tack box coffins. Dated Jan. 17 1862 (wrong year) 
1863-01-25 : PPPP:  Theme: d: p: a: 
building roads in mud, men would not cross, Lee said would help, men deserting, political war 
1863-01-27 :01-27-1863t.htmlPP:  Theme: m: d: 
Camp near Potomac Creek,VA.,Clothes.lice,corporal,no coffins,Gen. Warren drunk! Says January 27 1862 (wrong year)  
1863-01-30 : PP:  Theme: f: m: d: u: g: 
got box she and Julia sent, can not get it to Tom, remitant and typhoid fevers, pay, Fredericksburgh relics 
1863-01-31 : PP:  Theme: p: g: m: d: 
taking box 30 mi rt to Tom at Acquia Creek hospital, made Fourth Sergeant, Fletch no barber business, says January 31 1863 (wrong year) 
1863-02-07 :02-07-1863t.htmlPP:  Theme: d: o: 
Warren, picket, Mr. Steele, Malvina, commissioned, Tom, Hank 
1863-02-22 : PPP:  Theme: s: p: d: m: a: 
sketch winter scene, cold, snow, tents, wood, sickness and death, froze finger, government shoes, Deming, shoemaker Dennison, Washington Birthday 
1863-03-01 :03-01-1863t.htmlPP:  Theme: s: m: p: d: 
Camp near Potomac Creek,diarrhea, Demming, Dave Reese, rebel prisoners grit to backbone,well dressed, Julia, ward money, says March 1 1862 (wrong year) 
1863-03-04 : PP:  Theme: m: g: p: d: 
sending pipe, could sell for $10, they call him whittling yankee, earned 75 cents whittling, got gloves, Ed [Burbiege] Tom 
1863-03-13 : PP:  Theme: o: d: m: r: a: 
armed all night, extra cartridges, Rebels, 4th Oneida, Fordis Phelps, would desert if she needs money, conscription law, March 3 1862 (wrong year) 
1863-03-21 : PP:  Theme: m: u: r: d: a: 
firing around, smallpox vaccine,wants her to live with his parents, not her sister Julia, Tom may be discharged,George avoided draft? 
1863-03-23 : PP:  Theme: c: d: m: 
ordered to march with only food and blanket, Bright on crutches and other cripples ordered to march, if killed on field bring up children as Christians 
1863-03-25 : PP:  Theme: f: s: d: 
predicts Rebs are drawing them back through Fredericksburg to Richmond, Joe Hooker, Generals, Demming reports dirtiest demoralized Regt, booed 
1863-03-28 : PP:  Theme: f: g: d: o: r: 
Joey, Josey, Sarah Graff, George Reiser, Hooker, bad drill, 146 best in marching, going for wood, will Ida recognize him, if knew no draft would be home now 
1863-04-04 : PPP:  Theme: f: z: d: 
Col mad and sent them without rations, command Duryea Zouaves, picture of them with young contrabands,Sesesh house, pontoons,Tom,George Wheeler 
1863-04-09 : PP:  Theme: p: d: s: o: 
Grand Review by Lincoln 80 thousand troops, Rebels opposite, Fredericksburg ruins, children begging, no pay, sketching for money, whittling  
1863-04-17 : PP:  Theme: f: p: d: 
did not move, heavy rainstorm, sending $40 allotment pay, balloons over Fredericksburg looking for strike 
1863-04-26 : PP:  Theme: f: d: u: 
tramp to Falmouth and Fredericksburg ruins, Rebel soldiers fishing in Union uniforms, graybacks and yellow bellies, pack 8 days rations, her living with strangers 
1863-05-24 :05-24-1863t.htmlPP:  Theme: c: d: 
Convalescent Camp, marched by Rebel Cavalry, horrible Libby Prison conditions and rations, sentry to fire if approach window, delightful camp now  
1863-05-31 : PP:  Theme: u: d: o: a: 
she is alone in shanty, Ft. Corcoran, Fletch, Givens, Billy and Charley Kirkland, Camp Seward easy, 146 not 4th of July soldiers, papers not come 
1863-06-03 : PP:  Theme: g: u: m: d: 
over cold, her letter with money, her lifting heavy things, who wanted the money, Fletch digearious fever, has not heard from Col, strawberries 
1863-06-07 : PP:  Theme: d: u: g: 
no letter from Col which was his hope of getting home, no one allowed to leave, how much are provisions and rent for paddy hole, where is George 
1863-06-18 : PPPP:  Theme: m: p: d: b: o: a: 
rumors of another Bull Run, description Menzo Gibbs death on battlefield, sick soldiers, her idea to telegraph, beef bone ring, paired with Fragment 3 
1863-06-20 : PP:  Theme: m: d: g: z: a: 
put up tents, 7000 convalescents arrived, sick to barracks, rumor furlough if sickness or death, new uniform curious, pities army hot 
1863-06-24 : PP:  Theme: d: g: 
waiting for her telegram, would give all to come home, girl in Camp age of Ida, soldiers waiting for letters, Fletch, artillery in camp, pin in mouth 
1863-06-28 : PP:  Theme: d: g: p: a: 
has not gotten telegraph she said sending, Fletch, hard march, wants furlough badly, 4 pictures in case Ida and Willie, afraid folks offended 
1863-06-28DB :06-28-1863DBt.htmPP:  Theme: f: m: g: d: a: u: 
Dear Brother, would have written if knew in Utica, does not write all hardships, discourages from enlisting, love to father and mother 
1863-07-04 : PP:  Theme: p: g: d: a: 
no 4th of July, took telegram to Col who sent to War Dept, dream home so reverse- will not, picture with Fletch new uniform, rumor Lee captured 
1863-07-08 : PP:  Theme: d: p: g: u: 
Ida sick, Papa girl, Willie, George to picnic, since telegram presentiment Lord will punish, rebels destroyed, tired, Malvina, Harwoods, Justis Place  
1863-07-12 : PP:  Theme: n: d: u: g: c: 
ring for Ida, rumor exchange soon, George, Utica Herald, picnic, she was cheated on stockings pay, Fletch photo, Bill Jones, Co A surrender, surrounded 
1863-07-16 : PP:  Theme: d: u: g: 
Ida sick again, sorry he told Fletch why she called for him and he told parents, Otto Gulick, Capson factory, money, Mary Myers 
1863-07-19 : PP:  Theme: u: g: d: p: 
hopes she got money, Ida sick, George & Mally do not write, will be exchanged, driving Rebels hard, hopes wicked rebellion ends, tired of lying around 
1863-07-24 : PP:  Theme: g: d: u: r: 
feels bad his folks treated her with disrespect, one room upstairs, her living so poorly, Joey steps and night society, Ida ring, no houses, George drafted? 
1863-07-26 : PP:  Theme: g: d: 
Mally letter with picture, boys going crazy good looks, sending Harpers Weekly, sad she cries when writes, lengthy sentiment, soon in service 1 year 
1863-07-31 : PP:  Theme: g: u: d: 
Joey letter picture, Mr. Hart, Bill Dagwell, Kate baby, prisoners revolted, new camp, guard, cut rations, CO stoned, furlough too late June 8, Dimbleby 
1863-08-02 : PP:  Theme: g: u: d: z: 
hot sun, Mr. Hart, prisoners guarded, half rations, revolted, desperate men may claim rights by force, could have been home, says Aug 2 1863 (wrong year)  
1863-08-07 : PP:  Theme: u: g: d: a: 
got her picture, soldiers will fall in love, she cannot come or might be blackguarded, Jim Harper, new Camp Parole better, cannot get stamps 
1863-08-10 : PPPP:  Theme: g: d: z: 
Potomac clams, huckleberries, Mr Place wants Mally to write, Tom and Julia letter, Regt 190 men, 4 regts consolidated, poem in different handwriting 
1863-08-15 : PP:  Theme: u: d: a: 
upset letter from Bill Dagwell says she went twice to Hart and Dagwell for money, what Old [Top?] said at Carters, cannot do his country justice 
1863-08-20 : PP:  Theme: m: d: n: p: 
upset stomach, whiskey and quinine, soldiers beastly drunk, yellow fever, NY Herald, Rebels refuse exchange, riots and draft resistance, disheartens soldiers 
1863-08-23 : PP:  Theme: d: o: n: u: p: a: 
has been a year, may never come home, remembers their parting, Regt reduced from 900 to 170, 4th Oneida had it easy, sending papers 
1863-08-29 : PP:  Theme: p: u: r: g: d: c: 
sends picture, discourages hop picking, Utica draft, George, lay awake remembers Chancellorsville, human butchery, in charge Squad No 11 
1863-09-03 : PP:  Theme: d: u: s: g: n: a: 
papers George not drafted, Sarah Graff, Mr. Place, mean women Washington, Philip Smith, Bill Sweatfager, Bill Dagwell, Charles Milburey, Brother Henry 
1863-09-08 : PPPP:  Theme: d: u: m: g: a: 
Lieut furlough, deserters to be shot, detached corps, Ben Chapman, Michael Keating, Phil Smith and Andy, Washington women, caught something, Tom, Sarah 
1863-09-27 : PPP:  Theme: d: m: u: 
11th and 12th Corp left, Fletch must go with 5th not stay hospital with docs, tell Ida Pa will come home, will not desert, promotion, Admiral picture 
1863-10-02 : PP:  Theme: p: d: 
in Camp, rumor to Tenessee Gen Rosecrans,men confined refusing arms, no exchange,Fletch, Sarah Graff, Jakes brother Fred, Gods followers, wicked men 
1863-10-31 : PP:  Theme: d: u: p: g: 
moving 4 weeks, shoes no soles wet feet, Dagwell, sold picture 50 cents, 250 conscripts, 146th great name no praise at home, Gen Garrard loved, Battle Bristow Station 
1863-11-13 : PP:  Theme: u: d: g: 
suffered a great deal but well, made 2 pictures and got dollar, send him watercolor paints, Kate and Hank, Ida and Willie Sunday School, beau (probably Sarah), Jake 
1863-12-20 : PP:  Theme: d: u: s: a: 
no locations, Bealton Station? cold, exposure, hungry, buying bread, tent with fireplace,sent 2 letters since crossed Rapidan, afraid she is cold in old house, Tom letter 
1863-12-25 : PP:  Theme: s: d: u: p: 
got paid, sending $50 for Christmas, all buying at sutlers, bed of boughs, got paints, James Handwright, Steve Lent, hopes peace in New Year 
1863-12-30 : PP:  Theme: d: p: g: 
Sergt Guard House, Edic late furlough, candy Ida, moved, reenlistments, guerrillas slit throats, 146 three years, determined to win, different than last winter 
1863-12-xx :Undated2t.htmPP:  Theme: d: z: p: u: 
undated, Bealton, probably mid-Dec 1863, her Dec 7 letter, Meade rumor, half rations, winter shanty, soldiers will not get paid, Tom invalid corps, paired with Undated 2 
1864-01-03 : PP:  Theme: d: m: u: 
date looked like 5, she should not have sent money, James Handwright furlough, Edic guard house brought things, deserter executed, uniform picture, exposure deaths 
1864-01-11 : PP:  Theme: d: u: 
says Dec 11 but probably Jan 11, scans are Dec 11 1863, guard duty railroad no sleep 48 hour shifts, will not reenlist, Bill [Morey?], James Handwright, Edic 
1864-01-15 : PPPP:  Theme: u: s: p: d: m: 
Smith, Handwright, tries to be good to soldiers, speak well of him,whiskey New Years eve, Capt Clasgens and Lieut Dutton recruit Utica, Mosbys guerrillas 
1864-01-22 : PP:  Theme: u: m: d: g: p: 
got pictures, wishes Card de Visites, Melora Teed letter, shimmer, rats, been sick, Sweet Oil and Laudanum, Fletch home to recruit?, furloughs, George sleigh ride 
1864-02-11 : PP:  Theme: p: u: m: d: g: a: 
Julia mad at Tom, all owed money but prepare they may never get it, bounties exhaust Treasury, take $2 a week from Baker and City subsidy, lengthy cruel war statement 
1864-02-20 : PP:  Theme: m: g: p: d: p: 
cold spell, daily routine described, breakfast, Charlie, Sarah, George Keiser, $1100 and 30 day furlough if 146 reenlist, sacrifice all life time for few days home 
1864-02-25 : PPP:  Theme: z: g: n: d: p: 
got her letter and fathers, sending picture of himself in uniform,what did she think of newspaper piece, should he write another Julia, sending likenesses of Generals 
1864-03-08 : PP:  Theme: d: g: u: 
talks of deserting because his family is treating her like a slave, Kate, Hank, children, wedding, gaieties, cries, mad, wants to protect her 
1864-03-16 : PP:  Theme: p: d: z: 
Congress transferring army to navy, asks her consent, Jackson picture, Handwright, Fletch orderly, Curran, Armstrong, sketch Capt Durkee one arm 
1864-03-21 : PPPP:  Theme: d: u: g: p: n: 
Stewarts Cavalry anticipated raid, Navy application, Mr. Hart, Lotty, father, heavy cannon, referenced enclosed Daily Chronicle clipping poem Soldiers Letters, Ford theater 
1864-04-23 : PPPP:  Theme: g: d: p: u: w: 
afraid did not pass Navy exam, preparations, officers on soldiers rations, bread and molasses, no communications after 26th, her dream is wrong, he is well 
1864-04-29 :04-29-1864t.htmPP:  Theme: p: o: d: w: 
mail stopped, Burnside 40 thousand men looked worn out, 10 thousand negro troops, fear hard battle, hope Lord spare us to meet again on earth, heaven protect us all 
Fragment3 :Fragment3t.htmPP:  Theme: d: p: o: 
Undated and No Location, "4" in circle as in pg. 4, telegraph something serious, Limeback Ft. Corcoran, goes with 06-18-1863 
Undated2 :Undated2t.htmPP:  Theme: d: z: p: u: 
SB mid-Dec 1863, identified as 1863-12-xx, her Dec 7 letter, Meade rumor, half rations, winter shanty, soldiers will not get paid, Tom invalid corps