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“It has been stirring times with us lately” – The Letters of Samuel Hodgman, 7th Michigan Infantry, part 3

    Following Gettysburg, the 7th Michigan was sent to New York City to assist in ending the draft riots that enveloped portions of the city. Private Frederick Oesterle of Company E wrote home that “when the mob saw these troops … Continue reading

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“It has been stirring times with us lately” – The Letters of Samuel Hodgman, 7th Michigan Infantry, part 2

    Two weeks after the end of the Battle of Gettysburg, on July 18, 2nd Lt. Samuel Hodgman, Company I, 7th Michigan Infantry, wrote his brother that any attempt to describe the cannonade preceding “Pickett’s Charge” was useless for “words won’t express it.” … Continue reading

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“It has been stirring times with us lately” – The Letters of Samuel Hodgman, 7th Michigan Infantry, part 1

    A recent acquisition to the park library is a collection of letters written during the war by Samuel Chase Hodgman, a Michigan resident and soldier who served in the 7th Michigan Infantry. The letters he penned to his mother, father, … Continue reading

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