Peter L. Dumont's Civil War Site Themes    
Politics and War
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 
1862-11-05 : PP:  Theme: p: u: 
Camp Seward, letterhead of Cleveland w woman and poem, coats, Julia and Tom, $3 left 
1862-11-13 : PPPPPP:  Theme: f: b: o: p: a: 
5 day 60 mi march, unburied dead and horses, Bull Run, Gainsville, McClellan, 6 pgs 
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 
1862-12-16 : PP:  Theme: f: d: p: 
Camp near Fredericksburgh, describes 6 days of Battle of Fredericksburgh in detail 
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 
1862-12-28 : 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 
1863-01-25 : PPPP:  Theme: d: p: a: 
building roads in mud, men would not cross, Lee said would help, men deserting, political war 
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) 
1863-02-19 : PP:  Theme: u: m: g: s: p: a: 
Tom back, William Jones, Demming, Tom Gray, Sergeant school, her walking to school barefoot 
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 
1863-04-06 : PP:  Theme: f: p: 
sore eye Co A and Co H snowball fight, Lincoln review, copied funny Fredericksburg wedding night letter 
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  
1863-04-13 : PP:  Theme: p: m: g: 
says Monday April with blank date, hopes children better, mud dried up, grass green, left in charge of Camp with Lieut Walker, foreign general, Tom discharged? 
1863-04-17 : PP:  Theme: f: p: d: 
did not move, heavy rainstorm, sending $40 allotment pay, balloons over Fredericksburg looking for strike 
1863-04-19 : PP:  Theme: f: p: a: 
order to move, 8 days rations, sick to Washington, curious move, jokes she says she will be like poor girl, ammunition explosion, Hooker broke leg 
1863-04-24 : PP:  Theme: p: u: z: o: 
Hooker relieved of Command, rumor Fremont, upset his father is turning her out, Tom mad Julia letter says mother renting rooms 
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 
1863-06-28 : 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 
1863-07-04 : 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  
1863-07-19 : 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 
1863-08-20 : 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 
1863-08-28 : PP:  Theme: g: u: p: a: 
Julia letter, her hop picking, Dave Jones horrible news, Commissioners cannot agree on exchange, Negro Soldiers, busy in charge of 68 men, same power as Capt 
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 
1863-09-16 : PP:  Theme: p: u: a: 
tramp to Washington, War Dept, Smithsonian, Navy Yard, Capitol, Dave Laughlin, father to Roscoe Conklin for furlough, Francis Kernin, strict orders 
1863-09-20 : PP:  Theme: p: m: 
exchanged, going to front, clothing and 1800 guns, dream of going home vanished, Fletch nurse, hopes war ends after winter 
1863-09-25 : PP:  Theme: p: n: a: 
got recommend Conklin, took to Lieut but exchange orders, going to front, Col said no one can leave, Rosecrans and Burnside, prisoners likely shot if take arms 
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 
1863-10-08 : PP:  Theme: p: o: u: a: 
back with Regt, bewildered, Regt altered, looked on with pride, new drills, Uticans would wonder, uniforms, owe Uncle Sam, march 8 days rations 
1863-10-22 : PPP:  Theme: g: p: o: m: u: a: 
13 days driving Rebels and retreating, captured more than them, Fletch march stocking feet, Fairfax, 96 conscripts, Bill Dagwood, paired with Fragment 1 
1863-10-26 : PP:  Theme: g: p: 
left New Baltimore, 5 miles New Camp, No name, 8 days rations, heavy cannonading, short letter, mail call 
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 
1863-11-09 : PP:  Theme: g: p: m: a: 
on move, 2 battles, took 2200 prisoners, 9 artillery, drove them to drown in river, log cabins, Rebel letter, railroad destroyed, Tom invalid corps, Garrard 
1863-11-20 : PP:  Theme: m: g: p: s: g: c: 
not getting her mail, she lost tooth and hair turns grey, hospital men furlough to vote, Culpeper, Rapidan, another Chancellorsville, no paper or sutler 
1863-11-24 : PP:  Theme: g: p: s: m: f: a: 
marched to cross Rapidan but rain and mud, Meade determined, Fredericksburg, made 2 pictures for a dollar, Boys need tobacco, Tom Washington discharge 
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 
1864-01-15 : 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 
1864-01-28 : PP:  Theme: g: p: 
sad she is upset whiskey, guerrilla threat, guard duty, tent mates snoring, Henry Brownell, Rebel revolver relic, Lotty, Joey letter, mother picture, grim monster war 
1864-02-06 : PP:  Theme: p: u: g: z: m: a: 
2 days guard duty rail road, cannons, captured 7 guerrillas included major, those wounded, Cone and Stanford arrested, how treated Jakes wife, Sarah, Zouave sketch 
1864-02-08 : PP:  Theme: n: p: 
forwards letter for father to drop at Herald Office, do not tell many who wrote it if it is printed, fight on Rapidan, prisoners on train 
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 
1864-02-28 : PP:  Theme: g: p: 
orders to move, 3 days rations, possible Mine Run, new picture, old one does not look like him any more than Abe Lincoln, did not send money, being stolen in mail 
1864-03-04 : PP:  Theme: p: g: 
little scrape, released prisoner without proper orders as Sergt of guard and was arrested but excused with reprimand, sending more pictures, Gulich 
1864-03-11 : PP:  Theme: g: p: u: 
friends with Fletch but not tent mates, his picture, not a loafer, Willie, Ida, Mally, Bill Jones, Sarah, Garrards Tigers, men owe govt for clothes 
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 
1864-03-22 : PP:  Theme: p: 
got paid and is sending check, Navy papers filled out wrong so sending back, expects to go any time, preparing to move camp, cigar box lace for Ida 
1864-03-25 : PP:  Theme: g: p: 
Ida sick, sleigh, wagon, watch, George, Tom home, Dimblebys lost child, waiting for navy papers, orders to move, sick moved, Grant, put Army of Potomac in motion 
1864-04-01 : PP:  Theme: p: z: w: 
Col Navy papers, Brig Gen Ayres, now 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Corp, Gen Warren, Sykes like a father, left, target practice, preparing for terrible conflict 
1864-04-14 : PPPP:  Theme: g: u: p: w: s: 
Thursday the 14th, 1864- probably April- scans say mm-14-1864, warm, Spring campaign, drills,not transferred to Navy, Clarinda living downtown, Lotty, downhill worst 
1864-04-19 : PP:  Theme: p: m: g: 
sent to father for Clara, recd warrant, not sent for Navy exam, papers did not come, will try hard, preparing to move Fri, hurt finger playing ball,doctor excused 
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