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2nd Ohio Cavalry - An Amazing Letter Fighting Quantrill in Kansas - "The bullets whistled and blood flowed" - James W. Earl, Company E
This is the first letter that we have ever offered where the soldier was actually fighting against rebel raider Quantrill.  The letter is 4 pages written in nice dark pencil and is fully signed.  Earl is an excellent descriptive writer.  He enlisted on August 10th, 1861 as a Saddler in the 2nd Ohio Cavalry.  The 2nd Ohio was in the Department of Kansas and Army of the Frontier until joining the Dept. of Ohio in 1863.  It was at this time that they chased John Hunt Morgan.   Although the Civil War Database does not state where Earl was captured, apparently it was in the fall or winter of 1863 as he ended up a prisoner of war and died of disease in Richmond, Virginia on March 9th, 1864.  Enjoy reading this great letter:











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