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Letter, Joseph Price, Camp Whiteside, Marion County, Tennessee, to Abraham M. Price, New Winchester, Crawford County, Ohio, 1864 January 25

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: MSN/CW 5110-15

Scope and Contents

Joseph Price writes to Abraham for the first time. Encamped at Whiteside, Tennessee, he provides a detailed account of his life and travels since enslisting as a member of Co. F of the 84th Illinois Infantry in August 1862, including time "with Buell on his disastrous march through Kentucky[.]" Joseph and his company were "at Perryville under fire though not engaged", and then marched toward the Cumberland Gap before turning again toward Nashville, where they arrived in December 1862. Price was shot in the neck at Stones River (31 December 1862-2 January 1863) and hit by a spent ball at Chickamauga (20 September 1863); the regiment suffered significant losses in both these battles. After this extensive account, Joseph mentions that he has recently "been out looking at some Negro Soliders go past[,] the first I have ever saw[.]"


  • Creation: 1864 January 25

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