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  • Letter Written by Warren W. Cooper From Hospital After Being Wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg / On-hold

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    Letter Written by Warren W. Cooper - Inventory Number: DOC 234 / On-hold

    From Hospital After Being Wounded at the

    Battle of Gettysburg

    July the 11th 1863 

    Newark Ward No 5 Center Street

    Dear Mother a few lines to you to let you know that I am getting along very well and I hope that these few lines will find you all in the best of health as for news I have none that interest you.  I have have not heard from the boys since the 7th of July.  Nelson Jones was shot dead on the field we lost 5 out of out of our co.  I shall soon get so that I can return to my regiment again you all my best wishes I want to see you all very bad but I can’t yet but I hope for the best.  I hope that the time will come that I can stop awhile.  Direct your letter the same as you have for I shall soon join my regiment. Give my love to Gunis H. Sherman tell her that I shall write soon all of you. Good by – Warren W. Cooper

     Enlisted from Somerville at 29 years old as a private on 6/4/1861.  He mustered into the 3rd Maine Infantry Co. “I”.  He was promoted to corporal in 1862. Wounded 7/2/1863 Gettysburg, PA.  Then again promoted to Sergeant in 1864.  He was Killed on May 30th 1864 at the Battle of The Battle of Totopotomoy Creek.


    Inventory Number: DOC 234 / On-hold