THE CIVIL WAR
Letter of to Albert Bennett

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Admin/Biog History Albert Bennett appears to have been a civilian teamster in the empoyee of the United States Army. Following the Civil War he owned 36 acres in Section 6, R15E, T18N, northwest of the Town of Omro, WI. He married Martha E. Shelp December 29, 1872 in Winnebago County. They had at least one child, a son born February 13, 1877. He is listed in the County Directory as late as 1893.
Classification Archives
Collection Civil War Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation August 26, 1864
Abstract 1 letter from Elmer R. to Albert Bennett.

August 26, 1864

Albert

I set down to write you a few lines to let you know that we are all well at present and [that] I received your two letters. I have just been to town to find out about the draft and don't think there will be any draft in the town of Omro. For they pay a bounty of $250 from the town, and they have over thirty men enlisted now. Which only leaves six or eight [more men to enlist]. And there is a war meeting tonight and they think they will get the rest tonight. Omro has been credited eight men more than they thought of, which pushes the quota down to about thirty-eight in all. Ther don't appear to be much trouble to get men. There is twenty-five [that] leaves Omro today for Chicago to [serve] the gunboats. There has [been a] lot of men come from Poygan to Omro to enlist and what has not enlisted has run away. I got all of my crops in the barn without any rain and I cut part of Pecks. {In] March I got about eleven or twelve loads for my part and stuck it by the barn and house. You had better write as soon as you get to. And as soon as the quota is full I will write again. They had a great supper last night in Willcox' Store for the soldiers.

Elmer R. Bennett
Event Civil War
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Notes Albert Bennett appears to have been a civilian teamster in the empoyee of the United States Army. Following the Civil War he owned 36 acres in Section 6, R15E, T18N, northwest of the Town of Omro, WI. He married Martha E. Shelp December 29, 1872 in Winnebago County. They had at least one child, a son born February 13, 1877. He is listed in the County Directory as late as 1893.
Object ID SC411.5.24.2
Object Name Letter
People Bennett, Albert
Bennett, Elmer R.
Subjects Civil War
Homefront
Farming
Harvesting
Draft
Recruiting & enlistment
Omro, WI
Title Letter of to Albert Bennett
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