J. E. Rantall letter, 1863 November 14
Letter, 14 November 1863, from John E. Rastall, Drummondtown, Virginia, to family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his letter he mentions arriving in the 'howling wilderness' of the Eastern Shore, efforts to recruit African American soldiers, and the possibility that he may have to travel through Maryland and Pennsylvania to gather up wounded soldiers that had been left behind.
J. E. Rantall letter, 1863 November 14. Accession 44358. Civil War 150 Legacy Project, The Library of Virginia, Richmond Va. 23219.
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