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- Letters, 5 and 18 July 1864, written by Zachariah Paddock, Jr. (b. ca. 1832) from Petersburg, while serving with the 48th New York Infantry, to his father. He writes about receiving letters from the family and where they should be directed, and he gives his opinions as to how much longer the war will last, heavy troops losses for the Union, the resignation of Salmon P. Chase (1808-1873) as Secretary of the Treasury, skirmishes around Petersburg, his health and that of the family, his use of a captured horse, his recent promotion, and how his duties as quartermaster will benefit him in the future
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- Zachariah Paddock, Jr. was born ca. 1832. He was the son of Methodist minister Rev. Zachariah Paddock (1798-1879) and Mary Graves of Binghamton, New York. Paddock enlisted on 2 September 1861 and was mustered into the 48th New York Infantry. He was mustered out of service in Raleigh, North Carolina on 1 September 1865.
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