Letter from George Gordon to his wife, Carrie Gordon, dated January 18, 1863. In this letter, he discusses lodging conditions, the status of his regiment, and the finances of the army.
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.