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Letter to Elizabeth Rees on the New Location of her son at War

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Letter to Elizabeth Rees on the New Location of her son at War

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Letter addressed to Elizabeth Rees from her son Corwin Portenger Rees, who is currently serving the Union during the Civil War. Corwin had recently been promoted to Head Quarters 2nd Division 13th A. C. The last letter Corwin had written to his mother he was in Nashville, but had recently just marched 470 miles to somewhere unnamed. He ensures his mother multiple times throughout the letter that he is in good health, has clothing to keep him warm and protected, shoes to cover his feet and food to keep him nourished. With the promotion Corwin received he also had the luxury of receiving new shoes before the seven week march, a luxury most of the men did not have. The original letter is accompanied by a typed transcript. This is one item from the Rees Family Correspondence Collection, which includes many letters between family members in Oregon and Ohio.

Creator

Rees, Corwin Pottenger

Date

1865

Identifier

PUA_MS32_12.pdf

Citation

Rees, Corwin Pottenger, “Letter to Elizabeth Rees on the New Location of her son at War,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed November 22, 2017, http://exhibits.lib.pacificu.edu/items/show/6074.

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