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James F. Stepter papers, Series I, Folder 3: Correspondence, 1864

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Summary:James F. Stepter served as a private in the Union army during the Civil War. On August 14, 1862, he enlisted in Company B of the 6th Maryland Regiment Infantry, a company recruited from Cecil County. In the months before his death in 1864, he wrote numerous letters home to his wife Amanda from Harper's Ferry and various Union encampments. This collection consists of twenty-one of Stepter's letters which outline his personal observations on the war and military life, politics, and family concerns. For more information, see the complete finding aid to the collection at
Creator:Stepter, James F.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Virginia
Place of origin – Settlement:Brandy Station
Temporal subject: 1861-1870
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Brandy Station
Topical subjects:United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Stepter, James F.
Stepter, Amanda
United States -- Army -- Military Life -- History
ArchivesUM location:James F. Stepter papers
  • series 1
  • box 1
  • folder Correspondence, 1864
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:War, Military
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