Three and 1/3 page Civil War letter from Private George B. Dowsman, Company H, 75th Indiana Infantry. Sadly, Dowsman would die on Feb. 28th, 1863 of chronic diarrhea. This letter, dated August the 14th, 1862 is written from "Camp Wabash". Here are a few excerpts:
"We have a jolly time here in Camp but we do not expect quite as good times when we leave here...we expect to get orders to march every but if we do get orders to leave as soon as we expect to we will not go farther than Indianapolis...Our living is very good here we have bread baked by the bakers beef crackers and have coffee tea sugar and molasses is dealt out regularly every morning...We have to stand guard 8 hours in 24. When our turn comes which is once about every 12 days Besides that we have to drill from 6 to 8 hours everyday..."
Letter in fine condition with usual wear.
$65.00 plus shipping
George B. Dowsman
Residence Plymouth IN;
Enlisted on 8/6/1862 as a Private.
On 8/6/1862 he mustered into "H" Co. IN 75th Infantry
He died of disease on 2/28/1863 at Murfreesboro, TN
Buried: Stones River National Cemetery, Murfreesboro, TN
Gravesite: plot J-3715