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1861-1865
Inclusive dates
1861-1865
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1863-1865, of David F. Dobie of Plattsburg, New York, and an officer in the 118th New York regiment, consisting of letters, 1863-1864, from Dobie to "Hattie" describing the 118th's involvement in guard duty in Suffolk and Norfolk, Virginia, the battles of Drewry's Bluff and the Crater, and army life in general; affidavits, 1864-1865, signed by Dobie and other officers of the 118th concerning equipment and supplies. Correspondence also includes letters concerning invoices for clothing issued, deserters, passes and furloughs, a list of men under Dobie's charge. Papers also contain an affidavit concerning the arrest of a soldier who had been excused from duty; a letter of recommendation for Captain George F. Campbell; a report from John L. Crouse, assistant surgeon for the 118th New York concerning rations; a letter, from an unknown soldier in a hospital in Annapolis, Maryland, commenting on army life and homesickness; and a letter concerning enlistments from St. Johnsbury, Vermont
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David F. Dobie enlisted in Company H, 118th New York regiment 12 August 1862 in Plattsburg, New York. He was commissioned a 1st lieutenant 21 August 1862 and promoted to captain 30 April 1864. He served with his regiment at Suffolk, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and the Peninsula. The 118th became part of the 18th corps, Army of the James, fighting at Drewry's Bluff, Cold Harbor, and the Siege of Petersburg. Dobie was wounded during the battle of Fort Harrison 29-30 September 1864, but recovered and served until the end of the war.
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Vi
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
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29
Immediate source of acquisition
Rouleau, Fred
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000499097
Type of unit
items (12 leaves and 77 p.)

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