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I wish I was at home

Newark. July 31st 1864 My Dear Mother It is Sunday today I wish I was at home & could go to Church with you. Mother I feel very bad I am not very sick but I know I ought to … Continue reading

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Mother please pray for me

Newark. July 31st 1864 My Dear Mother It is Sunday today I wish I was at home & could go to Church with you. Mother I feel very bad I am not very sick but I know I ought to … Continue reading

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Tired of Being in the Hospital

As he approaches the six-month anniversary of being wounded at the Battle of Stone River, Joseph Dewaters writes home once more to his niece, Ann Dewaters. As with the month before, he is still in the hospital at New Albany, … Continue reading

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Doctors Paid Per Patient

Another month has passed and Joseph is still in a hospital although he has now been moved to New Albany, Indiana just across the Ohio River from Louisville. He is clearly disappointed that he has not been sent to the … Continue reading

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In Hospital, But Improving

Two months after the Battle of Stone River, Joseph Dewaters writes to Ann and describes his hospitalization. He says he was moved into a ward with the patients in the worst condition. Presumably it would indicate that he, too, was … Continue reading

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