Raynors HCA 2020-02
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Union soldier's letter written by Myren Herbert who enlisted 5/20/1861 into "E" Co. NY 21st Infantry, and deserted on 7/13/1862. The 6-page letter is datelined head Quarters Camp Rogers, Oct 5th, 1861. The key to this letter is the 8" x 5" pencil camp scene sketched by Herbert. Herbert describes the scene in his letter. "No1 is your son Myren taking his morning meal and pretty mad because the meat is not done, but I guess he'll get over it. No. 2 is my lone companion that has been with me every place I go. His name is Johnson ... He thinks I better wait until the meat is done. No. 3 is one of the boys that belongs to the company, but is so lazy he can barely walk. he thinks we had better hand him some coffee ... No. 4 is our guns stacked just beside us. No. 5 is my haversack hanging on the tree with bread for us.. No. 6 is John's canteen, cup, plate, knife and fork, laying on the ground ..."
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Unique Sketch of the Writer in Camp

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