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    Union Soldier Henry Mingels Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 7.5" x 11.75", Harrison County [Indiana], May 27, 1862, to Capt. B. F. Holcomb, commander of Co. "K," 45th Illinois Infantry, informing him that he will not be able to return to the regiment as ordered as his wound, for which he had returned home on furlough, has only "partially healed and now has gathered and is running Matter worse than ever." In addition, he has just recovered from a "Spell of the typhoid fever," which has left him rather weak, and he is out of money. The month before writing this letter, Mingels was sent to recover from a wound to the chest incurred during the Battle of Shiloh. He was discharged the following month (June 24, 1862). Spot of smudging of the ink.

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