- Full Citation: Henry Lawson Bert, "Letters of a Drummer Boy," ed. Don Russell, Indiana Magazine of History 34, no. 3 (September 1938): 324-339.
- Home: Tipton County (Tipton)
- Year: 1864-1865
- Regiment:47th Indiana, Co. A, 47th Indiana Veteran Volunteers, Co. I
- Engagement: Red River Expedition
- Abstract: Bert (1845-1910) first joined the Union Army when he was 16. Between April 1864 and May 1865, his company moves between camps in Morganza, Louisiana, Little Rock, Arkansas, and Mobile, Alabama. His company takes part in the capture of Fort Blakely (Alabama) on April 10, 1865 .
- Sample Text:
- "The so-called confederacy is played out and then we will once more have peace and hapiness [sic] restored to our once hapy [sic] country." (April 10, 1865, Blakely, Ala.)
- "Soon we shall have peace once more restored to our hapy land, and will be united again,
Slavery crushed from out the land and then 'we' poor soldiers shall come home and enjoy the sweet comforts
of home and friends." (April 30, 1865, Spring Hill [Mobile], Ala.)
- LC Subject Headings:
- United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 47th (1861-1865)
- Red River Expedition, 1864
- Red River Expedition, 1864 Personal narratives.