A Patriotic Monthly,
Devoted to the Interests of
American Homes and their Honored Defenders.
Source: Extracted from a Patriotic newspaper, a
letter written by a soldier in the 146th NY Vols., Vol. 4,
No. 4. Phelps, N.Y., dated April, 1877, Sixty cents a year, Editor
– J. W. Neighbor.
HOME MAIL LETTERS:
Geo. W. Chaplin, of Deerfield, N.Y., writes:
“I have another subscriber for the HOME EMAIL that I send with my renewal.
I enlisted in August, 25th, 1862, in the 146th N. Y. VOLS., Co. C., and my regiment won a reputation second to none.—I was once taken prisoner, going to Chancellorsville, and being sick with the remittent fever, was taken to Libby prison, paroled in about a week, and sent to the Naval Hospital at Annapolis, and after a rather tough siege came out all right. I was in thirteen engagements and only received a scratch by a shell at Petersburg, Va. I would so much like to hear from the 146th boys—Capt. Billy Walker, of Rome, could give us some good stories.”
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