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Civil War Letter Describing Events at Camp Slifer, by Benjamin F. Louder, 8th PA Infantry
3/3/2011 - ONLINE American History Timed Auction
4pp, dated Camp Slifer Monday June 3rd, 1861. According to HDS, Louder had mustered into F Co., Pennsylvania 8th Infantry at Harrisburg a week after the bombardment of Fort Sumter, and was in the middle of a three month assignment when he wrote this letter to his brothers and sisters. He describes a place of organized confusion, with dozens of regiments constantly arriving and departing, bad food, profiteering sutlers, and fleeting glimpses of acquaintances and notables.
...Another large train came in the morning and I just heard that one Reg came in on the train among them are Mulligans Desperados consisting of all hard cases, all of them have been in State Prison or Jail......Yesterday morning we got stinking corned Beef the consequence was one returned it and they refused to give us other for it and we throwed it away and done without meat....I think a day of reckoning will come when some men will have to answer for imposing on poor soldiers but so it is we are only privates and have to submit without murmuring.....
Three months of this life was apparently too much for Mr. Louder, as records indicate the corporal served out his three months, took a year off from service, then reenlisted with H Co., Pennsylvania 3rd Infantry, a 30 day outfit, in September 1862, but served only two weeks.
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