Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated February 10, 1864. In this letter, he describes an example of how African Americans end up in prison and under his watch in the Provost Guard. He relates their history to Elizabeth and comments on the difficulty they face transitioning from slavery to freedom.
Military Service Note
Loomis, Leonard G. Enlisted in Company E, 42nd Ohio Infantry. Wounded in the Battle of Thompson's Hill during the Siege of Vicksburg, May 16, 1863. Served in the Provost Guard. Mustered out on November 25, 1864.