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Abel Peck Letter: August 14, 1862

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Creator: Peck, Abel
Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865, Michigan Infantry -- 24th, Military life -- Enlistment
Description: Letter from Abel Peck to his daughter Alice, explaining his decision to enlist in the Michigan 24th Infantry and expressing a desire to see his daughter before he leaves for war.
Date: August 14, 1862
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Document
Resource Identifier: A002245
Collection Number: c.00107 - Abel Peck Papers, Folder 1
Language: English
Rights Management: Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by Michigan State University and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Contributing Institution: Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections
Relation: c.00107 - Abel Peck Papers, Folder 1
Contributor: MSU Archives and Historical Collections
Abel Peck Letter: August 14, 1862 - Page 1, Page: 1

Abel Peck Letter: August 14, 1862 - Page 1
Abel Peck Letter: August 14, 1862 - Page 1





     Detroit Aug 14 1862

     Alice Dear Child
      with a heart
beating high with emotion
I atempt to adress you
it becomes my duty
to say to you that I

have Enroled my self
as a Volentier for our
country and its flag
pain full as it is I
[feeal?] it to be my
duty I am in Col

Morrows 24 Regt and
Capt [Crosbey’s?] Camp
the best in the Regt
the Surgeon said
that they ware the


Abel Peck letter: August 14, 1862 - Page 2, Page: 2

Abel Peck letter: August 14, 1862 - Page 2
Abel Peck letter: August 14, 1862 - Page 2






best [mark illegible in original] Corp of
men that he ever
inspected and they
are all American
born but one and
[most?] [illegible in original] boys except
two or 3
now what I want
is to have you get
Joseph to fetch you
down to our house
next Satuerday if
you can so as to stay
some days and I
want your Likeness
before I go if you are
not down to our
house by Sunday
night I shal try
and [illegible in original] after you
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Abel Peck Letter: August 14, 1862 - Page 3
Abel Peck Letter: August 14, 1862 - Page 3



on Monday we
expect to have a
                                  ck
Sabath School pickni^
on wednsday and I
I want you thare
I came to town yeste-
rday and did expect to
go home to day but
[we?] shal not untill
to morrow or next
day please cum to
our house on Saturday
if you can you can
                                   ing
please excuse poor spelli^
and bad penman
                                 r
ship from your Fathe^
with strong regard

Alice M Peck. A. G. P
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