Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated September 6, 1864. In this letter, Ewing discusses daily tasks, religion, soldier behavior, the upcoming Presidential election, and his view on the war turning from a war to preserve the Union to a war to free the slaves.
Military Service Note
Ewing, Henry ("Mack"). Enlisted in company D. Second Infantry, March 28, 1864, at Woodbridge for 3 years, age 22. Mustered April 8, 1864. Joined regiment May 23, 1864. Discharged at West Philadelphia, Pa., June 23, 1865, on account of wounds received while in camp near Petersburg, Va. (Loss of right eye.)