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Justus F. Gale to Mother

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Title: Justus F. Gale to Mother


  • Gale, Justus F., 1837-1863


  • Gale,Abigail Albee

Source Document

Extent: 3 pages

Date Created: August 21, 1863


In this letter Gale writes to his mother from the Church Hospital in Baton Rouge that he has been ill but is getting better. He has been eating a little. He and his unit had been "beseigeing" Port Hudson just before he was taken ill. He also writes that he never really suffered while soldiering, and that he is sorry his brother, Lyman, has been drafted, since he doesn’t think he could stand army life. Some time after this, Gale was sent to the U.S. General Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where he died of chronic diarrhea on September 19, 1863.

Genre(s): correspondence


Language(s): English

Note [Digital Version]

2013-05-29, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Justus F. Gale to Mother, Vermont Historical Society Library, Barre, Vermont, (accessed December 11, 2017)

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