Michigan in the Civil War

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Kent, Daniel, 1839-1898.

Twenty letters (1862-1863) were written to members of his family. He wrote of illness in camp, the weather, observation balloons, the sound of battle, the battle of Chancellorsville in which he "came out safe" but many men were killed, wounded or taken prisoners. He expressed his opinion of draftees and deserters. He was wounded in the hip July 2, 1863 and spent several months in the Patterson Park Hospital, Baltimore, and U. S. General Hospital, West Philadelphia. He was in Company A, 145th Pennsylvania Infantry. After the war he came to Michigan, becoming a farmer in Wayland and Bellaire.