Letter from Mack Ewing to Nan Ewing dated October 5, 1864. In this letter, Ewing describes the status of his regiment, battle duties, and politics. He also details an anecdote about deserters who, upon being caught, were tied up and forced to wear a "coward" sign.
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.)