[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 24, 1864]

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Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his time with the Confederate Army. He was grateful to receive her letters from home and detailed the marches that he had been enduring. Like many of the other men felt unwell, he felt unwell, and they were preparing for battle when he concluded the first part of his letter. The second part was written the next day after the soldier's new camp had been secured. The men were living off of a diet of oysters that day and John thought they might be reorganizing later that month. He wished he could see his children, especially his eldest son, Paul Osterhout, and hoped they would stay safe.

Creator(s): Osterhout, John Patterson
Location(s): United States - Texas - Austin County - New Ulm
Creation Date: January 24, 1864
Partner(s):
Austin College
Collection(s):
Osterhout Papers
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  • Creation: January 24, 1864
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Place
United States - Texas - Austin County - New Ulm
Era
Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1876
Date
January 1864
Description:

Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his time with the Confederate Army. He was grateful to receive her letters from home and detailed the marches that he had been enduring. Like many of the other men felt unwell, he felt unwell, and they were preparing for battle when he concluded the first part of his letter. The second part was written the next day after the soldier's new camp had been secured. The men were living off of a diet of oysters that day and John thought they might be reorganizing later that month. He wished he could see his children, especially his eldest son, Paul Osterhout, and hoped they would stay safe.

Physical Description:

[4] p. ; 27 x 43 cm., folded to 27 x 22 cm.

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Keyword(s): oysters | San Bernard
Partner:
Austin College
Collection:
Osterhout Papers
Relation (Has Version): [Transcript of Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 24, 1864], ASTC_001-025-02b
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  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: ASTC_001-025-02a
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth255318
Resource Type: Letter
Format: Text