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Fonda, Ten Eyck, 1838-1921


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Ten Eyck Fonda letters

Identifier: BUSC-2004-002
Abstract The collection consists of twenty-six letters written by Ten Eyck Fonda (1838 - 1921) of Fonda, Montgomery County, New York. The letters from 1861 to 1863 were sent to his immediate family while serving as a telegraph operator for the U.S. Military Telegraph Service during the Civil War. They tell of his perilous job, concerns about the capability of the Union Army, provide first-hand accounts of battles and the difficulty of receiving a military commission. The collection has been digitized...
Dates: 1861 - 1863