A soldier writes the governor about conditions among the troops, 1862

A. H. Van Norstrand to Edward Salomon, July 21, 1862 (Condition of Wisconsin soldiers near Vicksburg)


A.H. Van Norstrand of the 4th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers wrote this letter to Governor Edward Saloman in July of 1862 from a hospital near Vicksburg. Norstrand describes the deplorable conditions of the hospital, the inadequate supplies of food and medicine for the wounded men, and the general suffering caused by the southern climate. Recounting the successful operations already undertaken by the 4th Regiment, Norstrand asks the Governor to reassign them to a northern campaign for the health of the soldiers.


Related Topics: Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
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Creator: Van Norstrand, A. H.
Pub Data: Original manuscript in the Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress (Series 1. General Correspondence. 1833-1916)
Citation: Van Norstrand, A. H. "A. H. Van Norstrand to Edward Salomon, July 21, 1862 (Condition of Wisconsin soldiers near Vicksburg"). Original manuscript in the Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress (Series 1. General Correspondence. 1833-1916); Online facsimile at:  http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/P?mal:1:./temp/~ammem_UeGz::@
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