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George W. Pease
Co. H
75th New York

"It is all quiet down here. We take once in a while a Rebel. We have taken over two hundred since we left New Orleans..." George Pease, Camp Stevens Louisiana, 17 Dec. 1862
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Camp StevensóDecember 17, 1862

Friend Frank--

I once more take my pen in hand to answer your kind letter that I received from you yesterday and I was glad to get one from you and to learn you was well at the time you wrote.

Oí Frank you donít know how much good it does me to get a letter from an old friend that is so far away. But it would be much better to be where you are than to be away down here among the Rebels. I tell you what it is, Frank, when I get to thinking about the good times we used to have together when you worked for Aunt Rhoda. Then is the time that I feel lonesome. I suppose you hainít [sic] forgot the time you fell down when you was to work for Aunt Rhoda. When I get to thinking about it, I have to laugh to myself. Now when you read this, if you remember where it was that you fell, you will laugh too. So I wonít say anymore about it, but will wait till I come back then.

I will tell you where it was that you fell and where you was going when you fellóthat is if I live to get back now. Frank, for the news as for them they hainít much of any. It is all quiet down here. We take once in a while a Rebel. We have taken over two hundred since we left New Orleans.

That is all the news they [sic] is to write. You wanted me to write and tell you what that engagement was, now if you have forgotten it, I wonít say anymore about it. I will have it for you to remember and if you canít remember it, we will let it all drop. So no more this time. I am still at my old business yet and that is cooking for our Company. Now when you get this, you must read what you can and guess the rest, for I wrote this in a hurry. Write soon.

From your old and true friend. ...Friend George.

Direct your letter to New Olreans, La., in care of Capt. Miles, 75 Regt. NYSV. Write soon and I will reply

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Submitter Sherri Cawley
Corporal Pease mustered into Company "H", 75th New York Volunteers on November 26, 1861. The 75th, also known as the Auburn regiment, was composed mainly of members from Cayuga and Seneca counties, New York, and was mustered into the service of the United States at Auburn, for a three years' term on Nov. 26, 1861. It embarked for the south on Dec. 6, 1861, and was stationed at Santa Rosa island and Fort Pickens, Fla., during its first winter in the service, and formed part of the garrison of Pensacola during the summer of 1862. While here, Company "K" joined the Regiment, which was ordered to New Orleans in September. It was assigned to Weitzel's reserve brigade, which had a brisk fight a Georgia Landing. Pease mustered out at Savannah, Georgia, on August 31, 1865.

About one month after this letter was written, on January 14, 1863, Corporal Pease and his Regiment were engaged in a fierce battle at Bayou Teche, Louisiana, under General Weitzel. Corporal Pease writes of the battle in this letter

Brian Brown, author of In the Footsteps of the Blue and Gray: A Civil War Research Handbook which can be purchased from ABE Books kindly sends the following information:
Pease, George W., Company H, 75 NY Infantry Regiment. age 24. Enlisted 9/29/61 at Sciopio (Cayuga Co.) NY. Mustered in 11/26/61. Promoted corporal. 8/3/63. Reduced to private 9/15/64; promoted to corporal again 1/4/65 and to sgt. 7/1/65. Mustered out 8/31/65 at Savannah, Georgia. In 1875, his widow Abby K. applied for a pension and received widow's pension certificate #150817. An individual named Geo. W. Pease married Abigail Sincerbox about 1857 in Cayuga, NY. I imagine this is the same person, but I am not 100% positive.

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