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Ansel Bement Letter, 1861 September 24

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Title

Ansel Bement Letter

Date

1861 September 24

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Ansel Bement Letter, 1861 September 24, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

1 item

Scope and Content

Ansel Bement was a soldier with the 49th Ohio Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Bement, with the 49th Ohio Infantry Regiment describes the regiment's welcome in Louisville, Ky.; stops at Camp Rousseau, and Elizabethtown, Ky.; possibly marching to Bowling Green, Ky.; inadequate food, clothing, and shelter; stealing food; camp prayer meetings; Federal troop strength at Elizabethtown and Bowling Green; and and L & N bridge burned by "Secesh." Finding aids available in repository

Subjects

  • United States.-- Army-- Military life.
  • United States.-- Army.-- Ohio Infantry Regiment, 49th (1861-1865)
  • Kentucky-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Destruction and pillage.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Underground movements.

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