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Series XV. Soldiers' Letters Civil War [series]:
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Chester Loomis to Lieut. J. H. Brough
Advice that Maurice O'Connell execute an allotment certificate for the support of his three children.

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(overleaf) Lieut. J. H. Brough to Chester Loomis" (Camp Swift, Geneva)
Notification of O'Connell's signing an allotment of $10.00 per month for support of children also that bounty was sent home by Lyman Loomis.

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Morris O'Connell to Chester Loomis
Location of camp, 2 miles west of Harper's Ferry. Uncertain when fight will star surrounded on all sides. Men are in good health} the scarcity of money; desire that children be cared for.

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Morris O'Connell to Chester Loomis (Camp Douglas, Chicago)
Report of surrender; stolen clothing -and goods; journey to Chicago and encampment conditions there; request for money; desire that children be cared for.

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Tyler Brink to Chester Loomis (Chicago)
Request that Chest inquire whether or not Mr. Flinn has the money and booty which Tyler sent him.

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Fayette Greene to Chester Loomis (Camp Douglas, Chicago)
Request for $25.00 to replace money and clothing which was stolen at surrender of Harper's Ferry; will repay $26.00 when paid.

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Morris O'Connell to Chester Loomis (Camp Douglas, Chicago)
Request for money; quarters are very bad and the cold weather is coming. Report that he has received no answer to his previous letters.

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M. O'Connell to Chester Loomis (Camp Douglas, Chicago)
Acknowledgement of CL's letter, very little prospect of coming home soon; concern of report by guardian of children, Mrs. Scott, of children's behavior; request that CL check them to see if the children should be taken to another place.

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Fayette Greene to Chester Loomis (Camp Douglas, Chicago)
Request for $15.00; rumor that camp will move to New York State from Chicago; conditions of camp very poor; average of four deaths a day and many men in hospital; delight of seeing Rev.Hudson, CL's pastor.

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Morris O'Connell to Chester Loomis (Washington)
Acknowledgement of CL's letter and $2.00; report that Burnside and his whole force had to retreat loss of 12,000 men; signs of fight coming insufficient supply of men; bad conditions of camp; impatient to finish war; personal thoughts of the war and the benefits being: a soldier; no money.

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Morris O'Connell to Chester Loomis (Union Mills, Va.)
Received pay finally; request that CL see that children are provided for; many deaths in regiment; rumor that they will move but new location unknown; present location, Onion Mills.

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Fayette Greene to Chester Loomis (Washington)
Allotment pay able to CL $27.00 and other financial matters; death of two Rushville boys.

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Fayette Greene to Chester Loomis
Request for $10.00 return because wallet was stolen from camp.

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Morris O'Connell to Chester Loomis
Report of moving to Centerville; possibility of fight soon; Condition of regimen desire to come home, but not without obtaining union of States lack of money.

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Morris O'Connell to Chester Loomis.
Lack of money; unable send money for children; request for stamps; possibility of moving camp again

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Fayette Greene to Chester Loomis (Centerville, Va.)
Request for $5.00; weather is good.

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Fayette Greene to Chester Loomis (Centerville, Va.)
Acknowledgement of CL's letter; rumor that Bee has "flanked" Hocker and made him retreat; men are losing faith in Hocker; optimistic viewpoint even though conditions are bad; expecting attack by Stewart's Cavalry. *(Hooker)

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Morris O'Connell to Chester Loomis (Centerville, Va.)
Payment of allotment; praise for Grant; request for CL's opinion of the war.

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Fayette Greene to Chester Loomis (Centerville, Va. )
Check was enclosed for $25.00; boys in good health; successes of troops.

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Morris O'Connell to Chester Loomis (Centerville, Va. )
30,000 troops joined them at Centerville; Lee is on the move and are our men;" states that he would spend his time and over before He would settle with the South; request for $5.00 to use of Mar..

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Blue slip giving statement of account of Fayette Greene, soldier


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Morris O'Connell to Chester Loomis
Acknowledgement of CL' letter and $5.00; Mar. from Centerville to Gettysburg; many men lost at battle in Gettysburg; rebs lost more men. Condition of soldiers following battle; spirits high; hopes he will be home soon, but not until the rebs are "cut up to pieces;" Brought is wounded.

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Fayette Greene to Chester Loomis
Notice of mistake made by check payable to Judge Loomis instead of Chester Looms; says that if there is any trouble about it "send it to the Treasury of the U.S. and state the circumstances." Report that "rebs" have crossed the Potomac River; readiness; for battle; confidence that war will be over soon.

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Morris O'Connell to Chester Locals (near Warrenton Junction)
Acknowledgement of CL's latter; opinion that those boys who waited for the draft right up until the last minute do not make very good soldiers; rumor that his f friend , John, wounded at Gettysburg, had died, because his leg was amputated and he died after the operation.

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Morris O'Connell to Chester Loomis (Rapidan River)
Scarcity of money; clothes lost or stolen often; thank you for the letter to Colonel Bull, but there is "no such thing' as a furlough in the array of the Potomac; rebs are on the other side of the river; tell children to be good.

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Morris O'Connell to Chester Loomis
Possibility of renewal of fight; request that CL write to James Bull, his colonel, to request a furlough so that he can come home and take care of the situations there with the children.

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Fayette Greene to Chester Loomis (Rapidan River)
Check was enclosed ($30,00); request that CL put it on interest.

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Fayette Greene to Chester Loomis (Warrenton, Va.)
Did not receive answer to last letter acknowledging $20.00; request for $2.00's worth of stamps; corps won two "brilliant victories."

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Fayette Greene to Chester Loomis (near Brandy Station, Va. )
Acknowledgement of CL's letter; enclosed check for $20.00 to be put on interest; brilliant victory after crossing the river; too many Copperheads; praise for North's response for the war as indicated by the last election.

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Fayette Green to Chester Loomis (near Brandy Station, Va.)
-enclosed two-dollar notes; received no losses in their last campaign.

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Fayette Green to Chester Loomis (near Brandy Station, Va. )
-returned to old position after Mar.ing all night; Mead retreated after Lee received reinforcement; enclosed money not

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Morris O'Connell to Chester Loomis (near Brandy Station, Va.)
Disturbed that his money which he bad sent CL had been stolen; furloughs were being granted, but are stopped again; some chance he might get one in winter; worried about care of children; if he came to Rushville, he would not have a place to stay and would have very little time to do anything about the children.

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Fayette Green to Chester Loomis
Request for $2.00's worth of stamps.

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William Francis to Chester Loomis (Washington)
Request for knowledge concerning situation of place for his wife to live.

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Fayette Green to Chester Loomis
Request for $14.00. (Baltimore)