Letter from Leonard G. Loomis to Elizabeth Abbott dated October 4, 1863. In this letter, he discusses his new Lee-Enfield Rifle and the likely short duration of his stay in Camp Chase. He goes on to describe a theological discussion that he had with another soldier in camp. He also encourages Elizabeth to write soon as letters will likely not reach him as fast when he journeys back down to Dixie.
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.