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Esteemed Friend

This second letter from Ed Hill, written three months after the previous one, indicates that his unit is still in Louisville on prison duty. He does mention at the end that there is a rumor that several brigades from nearby … Continue reading

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The next surviving letter dates to early May. Harrison writes to Ann from Lookout Mountain in Tennessee. In the months that intervened, he would have visited his family when the 13th Michigan was granted a 30 day furlough in February … Continue reading

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So begins the story of Harrison DeWaters

Orville Harrison “Tip” DeWaters of Oshtemo, Michigan enlisted in the 13th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Company H in January 1862. This regiment was known as “Kalamazoo’s Own” because many of the soldiers were from the Kalamazoo area. The unit left Kalamazoo … Continue reading

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