A Guide to the Dudley Gale Letter, 1862 Gale, Dudley Letter Ms1992-014

A Guide to the Dudley Gale Letter, 1862

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Collection Number Ms1992-014


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Collection Number
Dudley Gale Letter, 1862
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Gale, Dudley

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Scope and Content

Union soldier in the 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry during the Civil War. Two letters, one written on December 5, 1862, from Gale in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the other on July 23, year unknown, from an unknown place. Both are to his mother in Salisbury Point, Massachusetts. Writes about a recent illness he suffered and a friend with whom he enlisted, who is now going home, and his happiness that a furlough home is pending.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865