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Perley F. Dodge letters

MS-1114
 Collection
Identifier: MS-1114

Description

The colledtion contains letters home to family, both from school (New London Academy) and from his service in H Company, 16th New Hampshire Volunteers of the Union Army. Dodge saw action at Port Hudson, LA and died of disease in New Orleans on June 16, 1863. Letters tell of his deployment and time in New York City while in transit south. Also contains instances of racist sentiment among a New England Union soldier.

Dates

  • 1855 - 1863

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Extent

.25 linear ft. (1 box)

Overview

Perly Dodge (d.1863) Union soldier. Contains correspondence home to family concerning his military service and personal issues.

Part of the Rauner Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
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