1862 Letter - Medical Discharge for 52nd Illinois Private - Men from Hampshire, Illinois Mentioned

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1862 Letter - Medical Discharge for 52nd Illinois Private - Men from Hampshire, Illinois Mentioned

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Item No. 6457207

This is an interesting Civil War soldier letter written by, to, and about men of the 52nd Illinois Volunteers who were from the town of Hampshire, Illinois. It was written while the 52nd was near Corinth, Mississippi in July 1862.  The regiment's adjutant, Lieutenant Ethan J. Allen, wrote the letter to to Private John A. DeWolf, regarding DeWolf's request for a medical discharge. Other Hampshire men mentioned in the letter include Private Cummings Tyler and Corporal Henry N. Patchin. The letter reads, in full:

Camp Montgomery near
Corinth Miss July 15 1862

Sir
Your letter of July 7th reached me yesterday. I have talked with Captain [Alphonso] Barto with reference to a discharge for you. We can see no way for you to get it except you go to Chicago to the Surgeon at Camp Douglas and get a certificate of disability started. You will then send them to Capt Barto who will sign them. In this way there will be no trouble in getting a discharge for you.

Cummings Tyler's discharge has been sent to him. We are two miles south of Corinth. Will probably stay here some time. The health of the Regt is very good at this time. There is no one sick from [Company] H now but N. Patchin and he is getting well fast.

My respects to all yours truly
E. J. Allen

To
J. DeWolf Esq.

The letter was written no a fragment of stationery measuring about 8" x 9". It is in excellent condition with little foxing or toning. Two edges are rough where the paper was removed from the larger sheet. Creased where originally folded.

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