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 September 16, 1864
Abstract 1 letter from Elmer R. to Albert Bennett.

September 16, 1864

Albert

I write you a few lines to let you know that we are all well and received your letter and was sorry to hear you been sick and lame. So I have thought you had best come home as this is the most sicklyest season of the year. And I don't think you are well enough at present to bone into hard work. And if you want to work you can get just as much wages here as there. I was at the war meeting last night and heard them make all of their reports concerning the quota and draft of Omro. They have sent and paid twenty men and want to send eleven more. And they reported they had them all enlisted, but had to pay to the eleven men yet ten hundred dollars of which they lacked seven hundred and will probably have it all fixed in a few days. They got one hundred dollars last night which only leaves six hundred. So I think you need not be afraid to come any time you please, for everybody says there will be no draft in Omro this time.

Elmer R. Bennett
Amos Bennett is here now to build [illegible] an elevator in Omro.
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 SC411.5.24.3
Object Name Letter
People Bennett, Albert
Bennett, Elmer R.
Subjects Civil War
Homefront
Draft
Recruiting & enlistment
Sick persons
Omro, WI
Title Letter of to Albert Bennett
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