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David Lang, letter

September 7, 1862

“I have not visited the city yet, but learn from those men who have that the citizens receive them most kindly & entertain them sumptuously free of charge, which said entertainment is just at this time what we soldiers most need for we have not fared sumptuously on these rapid marches, in fact, the hard fare & harder marching has reduced my company to about twenty five men. The remainder had been left along the line of our march to recruit their health.”


Name: David Lang

Unit: 8th Regiment Florida Infantry, Co. C

Document Information

Type: Letter


  • Civilian Support for the Confederacy

Event Location: Frederick City, Frederick Co., MD

Document Origin: Frederick City, Frederick Co., MD


David Lang to Annie Eliza Atkinson. September 7, 1862. Original letter in possession of David Lang, Tallahassee, FL. Obtained from Accessed on February 12, 2010.