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Letter signed Captain John W. Deforest, Carrollton, Louisiana, to Lillie [Lillie Umsted], August 7, 1862

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Identifier: D02057

Title: Letter signed Captain John W. Deforest, Carrollton, Louisiana, to Lillie [Lillie Umsted], August 7, 1862

Description: Discusses his views on conscription, sickness amongst the troops, the impoverished state of local civilians, and contrabands who have been recruited into the Union army.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1862-08-07

Type(s): Letter

Maker/Creator: DeForest, John W.

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Recruiting and enlistment
Diseases
Poverty
Armed Forces
African Americans

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