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Guide to the David Ludlow Thompson Papers
1862-1961 (Bulk 1862-1865)
  MS 670.24

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Collection processed by Susan E. Burke

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 12, 2014
Description is in English.

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Series 3: Letters sent by David Ludlow Thompson addressed jointly to Keturah Sayre Thompson, Elias A. Fairchild, and other family members, 1863-1865

Scope and Contents note

Series 3 consists of letters addressed jointly to Keturah Sayre Thompson, Elias Fairchild, and occasionally other family members, including Thompson's sister. While Thompson again asks for news of home and describes the daily ritual of army life in these letters, he also describes his own bout with scurvy near the end of the war. Most notably, this series includes a letter written in August of 1863 from a military hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia describing his experiences there.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
March 19, 1863
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
April 28, 1863
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
June 7, 1863
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
June 23, 1863
Box: 1 Folder : 39 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
July 12, 1863
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
August 14, 1863
Box: 1 Folder : 41 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
September 9, 1863
Box: 1 Folder : 42 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
October 5, 1863
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
November 5, 1863
Box: 1 Folder : 44 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
December 9, 1863
Box: 1 Folder : 45 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
December 31, 1863
Box: 1 Folder : 46 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
January 20, 1864
Box: 1 Folder : 47 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
March 22, 1864
Box: 1 Folder : 48 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
May 24, 1864
Box: 1 Folder : 49 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
May 7,1864
Box: 1 Folder : 50 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
May 15, 1864
Box: 1 Folder : 51 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
June 8, 1864
Box: 1 Folder : 52 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
August 29, 1864
Box: 1 Folder : 53 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
February 7, 1865
Box: 1 Folder : 54 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
February 16, 1865
Box: 1 Folder : 55 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
March 27, 1865
Box: 1 Folder : 56 Joint letter sent by D.L. Thompson
April 26, 1865

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