Skip to main content

Letter, Ambrose J. Price, West Walnut Street Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to Abraham M. Price, New Winchester, Crawford County, Ohio, 1863 September 29

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: MSN/CW 5110-7

Scope and Contents

After previously vowing not to enlist, Ambrose Price writes to let his cousin know that he has, in fact, "joined old Abes army for six months[.] i would not have joined but i was out of work at home and i thought i would go to the army as i can make more money here[.]" His views about the war effort, however, have not changed: "i dont intend to fight if they take me in to battle[.] it is not that i am a coward but still i wont fight for the niggers[.]" Though he has not yet seen combat, Ambrose is writing from the West Walnut Street hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he is recovering from "the tiphoid fever" before returning to his regiment, the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry.


  • Creation: 1863 September 29

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Rare Books & Special Collections Repository

102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame IN 46556