Letter from George C. Gordon to his wife, Carrie Gordon, dated October 11, 1862. In this letter, he discusses the movements of his regiment, visiting the South Mountain and Antietam Battlefields, eating with civilians, finances, and his opinions on Mississippians and Virginians.
Military Service Note
Gordon, George C. Detroit. Entered service in company I, Twenty-fourth Infantry, at organization, as Captain. Aug. 14, 1862, at Detroit, for 3 years, age 30. Commissioned to date July 26, 1862. Mustered Aug. 15, 1862. Taken prisoner at Gettysburg, Pa., July 1, 1863. Escaped Feb. 14, 1865. Joined regiment May 20, 1865. Mustered out at Detroit, Mich., June 30, 1865. Brevet Major U.S. Volunteers March 13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services during the war.