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War-date Union soldier Autograph Letter Signed by Joseph W. Baker, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry, 3pp. octavo, on fine Lincoln/McClellan stationery, May 1, 1862, Camp Dixie, and reads in part: "...I have been to town today and had our pictures taken to send to you. I think when you come to see my double chin you will not borrow any more trouble about our health. Orison Baker and James Murdock were buried last week. James Hinton died to day they had the black measles and they turned to the typhoid for lung fever. It has been 2 weeks today since we drilled any and shall not drill any more until General Dix orders us to. You wrote that you heard 8 of our regt. was to be hung for killing a woman I think someone is a little ahead of our time as the women are treated with the greatest respect by our boys not one of them has been harmed. I know as for the hanging part I think there has more than 8 been hung already but none by the neck...." Fine condition.
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111th Pennsylvania Soldier Writes of Hangings in the Regiment

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