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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2915. Letter, 6 September 1863, of Augustus S. Tuttle, serving with the 36th Massachusetts Infantry near Nicholasville, Kentucky, to his wife. He describes his work with an ambulance corps and the location of some of his wounded and sick comrades, and expresses pessimism about his chances of visiting home. He also complains about his treatment in the corps, which included an accusation of smuggling. Referring to general antipathy toward recently deceased division commander General Thomas Welsh, he quotes another officer’s wish to stone the hearse carrying his remains.


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