Letters from Daniel to Susie


Title
Letters from Daniel to Susie
Description
A collection of 20 letters written by a soldier named Daniel C. Smith to his sister Susie during the Civil War. Daniel was a private serving in Co. I of the 44th Massachusetts Volunteers Regiment. During that time, his company was camped at Readville, Newberne (now New Bern) and Brice's Creek in North Carolina, near Fort Smith and at Arlington Heights in Virginia, and finally at Fort Delaware in Delaware. In his letters Daniel describes his everyday life as a Union soldier in the Civil War. Some of the topics he discusses and describes are the barracks, rationing, food, other regiments encountered, ailments, letters, gifts, and religious views.
Date
September 14, 1862 - September 15, 1864
Original Format
letters
Extent
11cm x 17cm
Local Identifier
1281-b1-fa
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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Comments

William J. Griffing Jul 24 2022

This diary was written by Daniel Converse Smith of Co. I, 44th Massachusetts. Not only was he the only "Daniel" in Co. I but his diary notes his birthday which is consistent with Daniel C. Smith's vitals. I transcribed some of the letters and a portions of the diary which can be found at: https://sparedshared23.com/2022/07/24/letters-diary-of-daniel-converse-smith-co-i-44th-massachusetts-infantry/

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