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    Theodore M. Warner Army Group including letters, a newspaper, and discharge papers. Letters

    This collection contains a group of eleven letters, mostly addressed to his mother, father, and sister. All letters are written between May 31, 1862, and August 23, 1862. The first six letters are addressed from "Camp Chase" near Columbus, Ohio, about which Mr. Warner says, "On one side of the camp is a secesh prison...On the other side of the camp is such a similar prison with the addition of an [sic] hospital." At the time, Warner was in training and his letters tell of such. Camp Chase served not only as a Union prison camp, but as a training camp for new recruits.

    The second group of letters, which begin with one dated August 14, 1862, are all addressed from, "the Sececion [sic] town of Cumberland," located in Maryland. He begins by telling the tale of his regiment's journey from Columbus to Cumberland. The later letters are about his time in Cumberland.


    Richmond Enquirer
    Newspaper. Vol. 59, No. 40, four pages, 13" x 19.5", Richmond, September 19, 1862. Confederate paper that includes an account of the Battle of Second Manassas which occurred three weeks earlier as well as other battles fought throughout the country. Also included is news "From the United States." Fold creases are weakened and breaking in places, but in very good condition.

    Theodore Warner Army Discharge Paper.
    One page, 11" x 8.5", Camp Delaware [Ohio], September 20, 1862. Discharge of Private Warner, "by reason of the expiration of his term of service."

    Theodore M. Warner, then aged eighteen years, enlisted in the United States Army on May 26, 1862, and joined Co. E of the Eighty-fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 10, 1862. During his time in the regiment he traveled to Cumberland, Maryland, where they were tasked with defending against Confederate guerilla attacks and intercepting Confederate mail, smugglers, and spies. He mustered out with the regiment on September 20, 1862.

    Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500.

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