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    [Abraham Lincoln] Union Soldier's Letter With Content About the 1864 Presidential Election. Letter by R.P. Crist of the 1st Regiment Indiana, Heavy Artillery; 4 pages, 7.75" x 9.75", New Orleans, October 21, 1864. Crist writes to his father and discusses his fellow soldiers' sentiments about the upcoming election: "We the Soldiers of Ind are not allowed to vote therefore we stand back and wait events... Pennsylvania we hear is gone Democratic, we hope not - McClellan has a great many friends in N.Y. But we have (great expectations) in Abraham." This lengthy letter goes on to describe the health of the camp and reports on the black population: "the Contraband camp have a great deal of it [small pox]... the [horse] cars are marked with stars on their sides... the Colored Population are allowed to ride in them." Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope.


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