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Captain Thomas DeKay Kimball, Jr. enlisted as a private in 1862 in Company I, 88th Indiana Infantry. He took part in the battles of Perrysville and Stone River. He was captured at the Battle of Chickamauga. He was imprisoned at Libby Prison,...
This letter was written to Asher LaFleur from Julia Moore. Julia had been an English tutor and assistant Lady Principal while Asher LaFleur was at Hillsdale College. She wrote hundreds of letters to Civil War soldiers.
Confederate Military Hospital
Charleston, S.C. Sept. 23rd 1864
My Dear Father,
This letter is written by a friend as I am unable to write. I have not been as well for the past [night] as usual [and my exchange is ???? ]and has reduced me so low...
Camp 6th Ind Val Cavly
February 24th 1865
Thomas D. Kimball. Sr
I made the acquaintance of your son Lieut T D. Kimball Jr in Prison at Charleston, S.C. He gave me your address and requested me to write...