Ed. by Frank M. Waterman
Brothers James and Clark McDonald from the town of Meredith enlisted in the 8th NY Independent Battery on October 7, 1861. As with most Civil War soldiers, they wrote many letters home. This book contains 168 letters written to their immediate family members during the course of the war. James died of disease on December 7, 1862, but Clark, who thrived in the military, served the entire war and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. These letters relate their experiences, opinions, and chronicles the history of the 8th NY Independent Battery. 297 pages.
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