Delavan Bates, letter
September 22, 1862
"…I am satisfied, have plenty to eat such as it is, crackers, coffee regular, beef, rice, beans, and mixed vegetables, dried for soup occasionally, and sometimes we have an opportunity of buying bread, potatoes, apples, peaches, cakes, cheese, chickens by paying very near their weight in silver."
Name: Delavan Bates
Unit: 121st Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry (Slocum’s Division, Franklin’s Corps), Co. I
- Soldier Life/Camp Life
Event Location: Williamsport, Washington Co., MD
Document Origin: Williamsport, Washington Co., MD
Delavan Bates to Alpheus Bates. September 22, 1862. Transcribed by William S. Saint. Obtained from http://www.soldierstudies.org. Accessed on February 8, 2010.