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Finding aid and full-text scan of transcriptions (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3444. Letters of Jeremiah H. Obetz, Manheim, Pennsylvania, to his former employer Henry C. Gingrich, written during his service with the 9th Pennsylvania (Lochiel) Cavalry at Camp Dunham near Bowling Green, Kentucky, and at Camp Andy Johnson near Jeffersonville, Indiana. Obetz describes the pursuit of Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan, the death of a comrade, camp life, and his confidence that England could not interfere successfully against the Union. He also reports on the strength of fortifications at recently recaptured Bowling Green. Suffering from poor health and an accidental gunshot wound, he complains of the officers’ poor treatment of the “Manheim Boys,” and ponders deserting the company unless transferred.


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SC 3444 OBETZ Jeremiah items 1-5 typescript.doc (53 kB)
Letters from Jeremiah H. Obetz to Henry C. Gingrich



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