J. R. Adams

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Letter sent by [Private] J. R. [James R.] Adams to Judge Thomas White from a camp near Brandy Station, Virginia on February 21, 1864. Adams writes to ask if Judge White knows when he will be discharged. Major Harry White, the Judge's son and Adams' former commander, had indicated that he would be discharged in the next year, but the Colonel now in charge of the regiment expects recruits to serve for three years. The absence of Major Harry White who was captured by the Confederates is apparently resulting in confusion and dissatisfaction among the soldiers. It seems that Adams' main concern is a bounty that he wishes to collect for enlisting. He is not clear, but it appears that he cannot collect the bounty because he has only served eighteeen months, and, apparently, doesn't want to serve for three years.




Adams, J. R. [James R.], Correspondence. United States. Army, Recruiting, enlistment, etc., Civil War, 1861-1865. United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 67th, Biography. White, Harry L., 1834-1920, Military service. White, Thomas, 1799-1


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Letter from J. R. Adams to Thomas White, February 21, 1864