Union Private John A. Dickie: Binder of Eighteen Letters, all dated between October 18, 1862, and December 14, 1865. As a seventeen-year-old farmer, Dickie enlisted in Company "C", 140th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, on August 22, 1862. The young Pennsylvanian was wounded twice: first at the Wheat Field in Gettysburg (July 2, 1863) and later at the Second Battle of Deep Bottom (August 16, 1864). In his letter dated September 13, 1863, he informs his sister that his Gettysburg wound "is not doing so well . . . I think there is some pieces of dead bone in it." Writing on June 5, 1865, around the time of the Republican (or National Union Party) nomination of Abraham Lincoln, Dickie celebrates, "Hurrah for Abraham Lincoln he is the man we are going to have him President of the United States for 4 years more." Dickie discharged on May 5, 1865. Some letters are on patriotic stationery, and most include their transmittal envelopes.

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