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Christopher Long Letter December 29, 1861

By Christopher B. Long


The letter was written from Camp Grigsby, Kentucky, and tells of the travel from Camp Morton to their present location. He reports that one of the soldiers, William Harbin, died from eating a poisoned pie sold to the soldiers by some of the local hunters.Christopher B. Long was from Paoli, Orange County; Wheatland, Knox County; and Columbia, Gibson County, Indiana. In 1861, he enlisted as a private in Company H of the 51st Indiana Regiment

Topics: Long, Christopher B.; United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 51st (1861-1865); Soldiers--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Year: 1860
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