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Letter of from William Doerner to John Heron.

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Admin/Biog History DOERNER, William - 1st Lt., Company C, 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. William listed his residence as Oshkosh, Winnebago County when he enlisted there on Sept. 5, 1861. He was assigned as above and was promoted to Sergeant in that company. William reenlisted at the end of his term and was then commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in that company on Oct. 19, 1864. He was transferred to Company A, 9th (reorg.) Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant of that company on May 23, 1865. William was mustered out on Jan. 30, 1866.
Classification Archives
Collection Civil War Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation June 15, 1864
Abstract 1 letter from William Doerner to his friend John [Heron].

Address
Wm. Doerner
Company C, 9th Regt. Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
1st Brigade, 1st Division Army at Arkansas
Little Rock Arkansas

Little Rock, June 15, 1864

Friend John

I must write a few lines to you to let you know where and how I am. I suppose you know by this time that I was at home on furlough. You must not be mad, because I didn't come to see you . I would [have] liked to come, but I couldn't. I guess the girls told you that I was at Oshkosh. I was coming out to see you the next day. I started with two horses and buggy, but didn't get but a little way out of town before I was stuck in the snow, and had to go back. I could not go on foot, because I was pretty lame at the time with rheuma-tism. I had no furlough at the time and I calculated to come when I had furlough. But I went to New York first and got belated so I couldn't come to Oshkosh anymore I am very sorry, for I would [have] liked to seen you and all the rest of your folks. I don't know of much news to write at present except that our regiment had a pretty hard time while we were at home on furlough. They was in the battle at Saline River and lost 125 men. I sent my certificate for bounty to Bill Dickman before we left Milwaukee, to have him collect it, but have not heard from him since . If you see him, ask him what luck he had in getting it. It is one hun-dred dollars and I would not like to lose it. John, be so kind and answer this as soon as you get it. How is all your folks, are they all well yet, Orline said that she wasn't very well when I saw her. I don't know as you can read this scribbling, but you must try and study it out.

From your friend
Wm. Doerner
Event Civil War
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Notes DOERNER, William - 1st Lt., Company C, 9th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. William listed his residence as Oshkosh, Winnebago County when he enlisted there on Sept. 5, 1861. He was assigned as above and was promoted to Sergeant in that company. William reenlisted at the end of his term and was then commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in that company on Oct. 19, 1864. He was transferred to Company A, 9th (reorg.) Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant of that company on May 23, 1865. William was mustered out on Jan. 30, 1866.
Object ID SC411.5.23.2
Object Name Letter
People Doerner, William
Heron, John
Subjects Civil War
Homefront
9th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Campaigns & battles
Military bounties
Military furloughs
Title Letter of from William Doerner to John Heron.
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