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Fesler family papers: John R. Fesler letter, December 7




Papers, 1862-1868, including business cards, letters, photograph, and a report card of the Fesler family of Indiana. The letters, 1862-1864, were mostly written by Thomas Fesler while stationed in Kentucky and detail troop movements, rations, health, descriptions of towns and countryside, skirmishes with guerillas, hopes for a promotion, thoughts on the war, and news regarding his regiment. Fesler writes about a lawsuit initiated by members of the company, as well as arguments and strife within his regiment, the 63rd Indiana Infantry Regiment, Company K. The letters, 1868, were written by other Fesler family members and relate to money, purchase of goods, and family news. Also included are business cards and a photograph of an unknown Fesler family member.

Bibliographic Citation

Fesler family papers: John R. Fesler letter, December 7. Accession 44358, Civil War 150 Legacy Project, The Library of Virginia, Richmond Va. 23219.


Lent for scanning by Mowery, Alice