Henry Lamphere, 12th C.V.I., June 13, 1862


Henry Lamphere, 12th C.V.I., June 13, 1862


United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army. Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 12th (1861-1865)
Soldiers--Conduct of life
United States. Army--Pay, allowances, etc.


Henry Lamphere writes to his uncle over the unequal enrollment bounty that some soldiers received asking that he help resolve the issue in town.




Camp Parapet, L.A. June 13th 1862
Dear uncle
in behalf of my brother soldiers and
comrades in war I take my pen to
write you concerning the bounty of
ten dollars which the town of
Stonington voted to give to every
ma who enlisted in the company
which was then being recruited
by Mayor Joseph A Lamb.
we have received the bounty that is
48 of us, but the undersigned men
who are from the towns of Enfield
and east Windsor and who are
just as good soldiers as the rest
of us are being throwed out of the
bounty because the people of thier
towns have seen fit to give them
something themselves. they the
undersigned men requested to write

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asking you as a friend of mine and
therefore a friend of thiers likewise
to see the town officers of Stonington
and ascertain the fact of the case
whether these men can be entitled
to the said bounty of ten dollars
or not. one man from the same
town as some of the senders signed
has received the bounty. also will
you find out when this money was
paid over by the town of Stonington
and oblige me and my friends
the the undersigned.

the undersigned
Benton J Whipple
Julius N Paseo
Thomas Castle
Andrew Fish
HL Land
William Allen
James Pease

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I am well as usual and so is
William I think he will be at
home time enough to take some
of those long bills. I shall be
very anxious for a reply untill I
get it so please write as soon
as possible. give my love to all the
folks at home and Mystic to
Grany in particular and oblige
me your ever old fasion
Henry A Lamphere




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