Michigan in the Civil War

Abbott, Amos W. (Amos Whitney), 1835-1862.

Six letters (1861-1862) written while he was serving in Company A, 9th Michigan Infantry. He describes the train trip from Fort Wayne, Detroit, to Kentucky, with special mention of the good treatment accorded the soldiers by Jackson, Mich., residents. He tells a bit about camp life, especially how Christmas, 1861 was spent. Abbott was killed in action at Murfreesboro. Abbott was a resident of Romeo, Mich.

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