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Bogart, Abram (fl. 1825-1865) to Mary M. Bogart

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.11.05 Author/Creator: Bogart, Abram (fl. 1825-1865) Place Written: Camp California, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 March 1863 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 20 x 25.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to his wife from Camp California, reporting that he is well and hopes she is the same. Reports that he visited the War Department in Washington. Informs her that when he visited the capital he heard a number of speeches and went to the "presedents house and saw old abe [Abraham Lincoln] and shook hands with him..." Encloses five dollars in the letter. Letter is addressed to Masonville in Delaware County, New York.

Background Information: Abram Bogart enlisted on 15 August 1862 at Sidney, New York as a Private. He was mustered into "I" Co. NY 144th Infantry. He was transferred from "I" Co. into "K" Co. ...on 16 October 1862. He was mustered out on 25 June 1865 at Hilton Head, South Carolina. See More

People: Bogart, Abram, fl. 1825-1865
Bogart, Mary M., fl. 1826-1865
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterFinanceWashington, D.C.Government and CivicsChildren and FamilyWhite HousePresidentSoldier's Pay

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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