File 4 - Bowman, Joseph to father [Samuel B. Bowman].

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Bowman, Joseph to father [Samuel B. Bowman].

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One item of correspondence from Joseph Bowman to his father Samuel B. Bowman. The letter is dated and addressed September 23, 1864, Carlisle Mills, Canada West. In the letter Joseph is writing to his father who is currently in Illinois. He makes mention of local happenings such as the Blenheim Union meeting, an auction and what his brothers are doing, as well as asks questions about the Civil War situation in the United States. Joseph wonders how the "copperheads" feel about Old Abe and Little Mack. This references Democrats who were against the war and their position on Abraham Lincoln and George McClellan. Joseph also updates his father on a local troupe of Civil War fighters who are currently in the Waterloo Region area but who are headed back to Kentucky and Alabama.

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Purchased in 2017.


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Described by JB in 2018.

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