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John T. Bryant letter to brother, 1863-05-19

Description: John T. Bryant was a member of Company K of the 15th Indiana regiment and his unit fought in the battle of Stones River in January of 1863. The unit remained near Murfreesboro, Tennessee from December of 1862 until June of 1863. In this letter, presumably also written and sent by Bryant, he talks about having to do guard duty at the camp and running scouting missions under General Reynolds. During that scouting mission, the troops set fire to a nearby town and captured 200 prisoners. He also briefly mentions hearing news about different things going on in the Eastern Theater, including news about General Hooker at Chancellorsville (he refers to it as Fredericksburg) and the possible surrender of Richmond.
Origin: 1863-05-19
Created By: Bryant, John T., 1844-1910
Collection: Indiana State Library Manuscripts Small Collections
Copyright: No Copyright - United States
Geography: Mufreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Subjects: Correspondence
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Murfreesboro (Tenn.)
United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 15th (1861-1865)
Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863
Military life
Prisoners of war

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