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Letter of from George Emmett Crandall to his mother Mary Crandall

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Admin/Biog History CRANDALL, George Emmett - Pvt., Company K, 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
George was born circa 1840 at Greenfield, New York. He was a son of Mary Crandall and a brother of Asahel from a previous sketch. George listed his residence as Winneconne, Winnebago County when he enlisted at Neenah, Winnebago County on Sept. 28, 1861 and was assigned as above. Standing over 5'7" tall, he had blue eyes, sandy hair and a sandy complexion. He re-enlisted with the same company at the end of his term on Feb. 13, 1864 at Indianola, Texas. George was wounded severely in the leg at Fort Blakely, Alabama in April 1865 and was then discharged on Oct. 17, 1865 due to a disability. He was married in Winnebago County on Jan. 7, 1867 to Sarah Doughty. George was buried with a simple military marker in the town of Winneconne at Bell Cemetery. Sarah, his widow, was married second in Winnebago County on Oct. 24, 1875 to Nicholas Becker.
Classification Archives
Collection Civil War Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation September 22, 1865
Abstract 1 letter with patriotic envelope from George Emit Crandall, Company K, 11th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry to his mother Mary Crandall. The envlope has General George McClellan.

September 22, 1865

Dear Mother,
I just we received your kind and welcome letter. It found me pretty well. My leg is doing real well. I [illegible few words]up writing in the chair. Mother, I don't know what to tell you about selling the corn. Maybe you had better sell one, for I can't get my pay untill I get my discharge and think it won't be long before I will take it. They offered me my discharge this other day. I told them I [illegible] I wouldn't yet I would wait.
a four days.
First Mother, there is a young man coming home with me. He thinks a great deal of me. I am doing very well now, but mother I don't think I ever can use it [meaning his leg.] It is crooked and stiff. I can't bend it a mite. I will show you how it is as near as I can.
[At this point in the letter, Crandall draws a picture of his leg and labels it "Emit Crandall". A hole is drawn above the knee joint and is labeled "Here it hit". A line passes through the leg to the back, just above the nape of the knee and is labeled, "Here it came out".]

This is as true a history as I can give of my leg. There was six holes cut in the [illegible] part a [illegible] for the holes and the [illegible] lay on the [illegible]. This is about all, only that I have had the iricippilas in it once. Then I had a large abscess to [illegible] my new, so that tore it all to pieces. Well I must stop for this time, so goodbye to all.

From your absent son.

Emitt Crandell
Write often as you can and I will as often as [I] can get stamps
Event Civil War
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Notes CRANDALL, George Emmett - Pvt., Company K, 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
George was born circa 1840 at Greenfield, New York. He was a son of Mary Crandall and a brother of Asahel from a previous sketch. George listed his residence as Winneconne, Winnebago County when he enlisted at Neenah, Winnebago County on Sept. 28, 1861 and was assigned as above. Standing over 5'7" tall, he had blue eyes, sandy hair and a sandy complexion. He re-enlisted with the same company at the end of his term on Feb. 13, 1864 at Indianola, Texas. George was wounded severely in the leg at Fort Blakely, Alabama in April 1865 and was then discharged on Oct. 17, 1865 due to a disability. He was married in Winnebago County on Jan. 7, 1867 to Sarah Doughty. George was buried with a simple military marker in the town of Winneconne at Bell Cemetery. Sarah, his widow, was married second in Winnebago County on Oct. 24, 1875 to Nicholas Becker.
Object ID SC411.5.37.3
Object Name Letter
People Crandall, George Emmett
Crandall, Mary
Subjects Civil War
Soldiers
11th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Patriotic envelopes
Campaigns & battles
Forts & fortifications
Wounds & injuries
Casualties
Bullet holes
Title Letter of from George Emmett Crandall to his mother Mary Crandall
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