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A blog of Nineteenth Century history, focusing, but not exclusively, on the American Civil War seen through the prism of personal accounts, newspaper stories, administrative records and global history.
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Monday, May 12, 2014

"To prevent the Regt. from deserting"

 Some more corroboration on the troubles in the 2nd New Hampshire . . .

Camp 4th, U.S.C.T., Yorktown, Va., April 9, 1864.
We are ordered to Point Lookout, Md.- for what purpose remains to be seen, but I guess to guard rebel prisoners. Our regiment is the only one of the brigade under orders, but the others may receive them before morning. The 2nd New Hamp Vols. landed here yesterday from Point Lookout and I suppose we will fill their place there. They were sent here, it is said to prevent the regt. from deserting: about 150 deserted within the last four or five weeks.

Memoranda of Samuel W. Van Nuys, Company F, Seventh Indiana Volunteer. 
-History of Johnson County, Indiana
Elba L. Branigin
B. F. Bowen & Company

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