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- Letter, 21 June 1864, written by Joseph R. Foreman (b. ca. 1839), while he was serving with the 126th Ohio Infantry near Petersburg, to his wife in Canal Fulton, Stark County, Ohio. Foreman writes about his company's marching from Bermuda Hundred, skirmishing and picket duty in which they are engaged, and his promotion to corporal. He also writes about sending a piece of wood from "Powhatan Oak," the tree under which, according to legend, Pocahontas saved the life of Capt. John Smith
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- Joseph R. Foreman was born ca. 1839 in Ohio. He was mustered into the 126th Ohio Infantry on 4 September 1862, and was later promoted to corporal. He was discharged for wounds he suffered at Flint Hill, Virginia. After the war, Foreman was a carpenter in Carroll County, Ohio.
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