John Sipe and A.H. Phillips letters
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Some of the places Sipe writes from are Camp Sherman near Elizabethtown, Kentucky; Camp Nevin near Louisville, Kentucky; Camp Wood near the Green River, Kentucky; Shelbyville, Tennessee; Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Some of the topics he discusses are his feelings for Sallie and friends or family back home; daily life in the camp including drills, food, picket duty, and disease; the weather; his opinions and observations of the war and Confederate soldiers or civilians; skirmishes and battles; movements of his regiment; the aftermath of battles.
- Sipe, John A. (Correspondent, Person)
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The Battle of Stone's River was part of the Stone's Rive campaign and also known as the Battle of Murfreesboro. It was a major engagement between the Union Army of the Cumberland led by Major General William Rosecrans and the Confederate Army of the Mississippi led by Major General Braxton Bragg. The engagement ended with a Union victory and 23,000 total casualties.
"Battle Detail: Stones River." National Park Service. Accessed May 31, 2018. https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-battles-detail.htm?battleCode=tn010.
"Battle Unit Details: 38th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers." National Park Service. Accessed May 31, 2018. https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-battle-units-detail.htm?battleUnitCode=UIN0038RI.
"Corp John A. Sipe in the U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current." Ancestry.com. Accessed May 31, 2018. https://search.ancestrylibrary.com.
"Public Member Tree Results for John Sipe." Ancestry.com. Accessed May 31, 2018. https://search.ancestrylibrary.com.
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- Louisville (Ky.)
- Military life
- Phillips, Sallie (Recipient)
- Sipe, John A.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life
- United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 38th (1861-1865)
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