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Samuel H. Peterson, Crab Orchard, Ky, letter to his father : autograph manuscript signed
1862 October 17
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2009MS245 : [identification of item], Samuel H. Peterson, Crab Orchard, Ky, letter to his father : autograph manuscript signed, 1862 October 17, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
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Letter, written in pencil, contains some of the following remarks: "a skirmish is of an every day occurence out here and some one gets hurt & killed but no mention is made of them as it is a small affair. When we come past the Perryville battleground the dead had not yet been buried and most of the dead Secesh had on US cartridge boxes. The Secesh held the battle ground all night and robbed our dead and wounded of their clothes, shoes and every one that was left not stripped their pockets was turned inside out and some prisoners that we have taken since that fight had on our clothes. Some of our men felt like shooting every one of them that had on our clothes and we asked them where they got their clothes and accused them of robbing our dead and told them to their faces that every one of them that had on our clothes ought to be shot. They laughed and said they got them at Richmond, Ky when they whipped our new recruits. Our boys felt like killing them but they was prisoners of war & we dare not touch them. . ."
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