McLean (Francis) Papers, 1864, 1 Item
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Francis McLean Papers,1864, Pearce Civil War Collection, Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas
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Pearce Civl War Collection
Location: FK 1
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Accession Number: 1996.087
Mary Hayes, July 2006
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On August 16, 1863 Francis McLean enlisted as a private in Co. "K" 52nd New York Volunteers. He was 27 years old. In this signed letter, dated April 2, 1864 and addressed to "George H. McFarland, Esq.,' Francis reports on skirmishes with Rebel soldiers in the vicinity of the Signal Corps headquarters. He includes graphic detail of battlefield deaths and altercations with Rebel pickets. On March 1, 1864, he transferred from the 52nd into the Signal Corps. He comments on this development in his letter. He states, "It was my misfortune to get into a Dutch Regt. And I had been trying ever since last Fall to get out of it, and finally succeeded on the 23rd of March"
On August 16, 1863 Francis McLean enlisted as a private in Co. "K" 52nd New York Volunteers. He was 27 years old. On March 1, 1864, he transferred from the 52nd into the Signal Corps.