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John describes the regiment's move from Grand Junction to Bolivar in advance of a Confederate force. The Union army gathered in Bolivar now numbers about 7,000. As a means of punishing the Rebels, John supports engaging "contrabands," former slaves affiliated with the Union, in the labors required to establish camp.

Publication

Daily Zanesville Courier

Transcription Note

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Date Addressed

8-3-1862

City

Bolivar, TN

Keywords

troop movement; Bolivar, Tennessee; contraband; Secesh

Subject Headings

War correspondents; United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 78th (1861-1865); Gillespie, John W. A., 1837-1913 -- Correspondence

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