Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Processed by: Philip N. Williams, 1998
Henry Fludder was hospitalized in Jefferson General Hospital at Jeffersonville, Indiana, in 1864. In April of that year, he was left behind by his regiment when it moved on from Nashville (the regiment is never named in Henry Fludder’s letter); and he was hospitalized for bronchitis. From that first hospitalization, he was sent to a hospital in Louisville and then to the hospital in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Henry Fludder had a brother named George and a daughter named Maria. From his own statement in a letter, he had a son, who also was in service during the Civil War.
Information Found within Collection
Scope and Content:
The collection consists of one Civil War letter written by Henry Flubber to his brother, George, on Aug. 10, 1864. In the letter, Henry Flubber traces his hospitalization and recounts the course of his illness, from bronchitis to “Sun pain” over his right eye. He expresses his desire to know of the health of friends and relatives; and he relates what news he has heard, including word of the death of his mother.
Henry Fludder never names his regiment in the letter, but he does provide the names of servicemen admitted to the General Field Hospital at Marietta, Georgia: “B.F. James [,?] Reubens [,?] Elijah P. James and David Rowland.” He also names acquaintances outside of the service, i.e., Edward Rankin and Mary Berst.
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Folder and Item Listing:
1864, Aug. 10 ALS, Henry Fludder to George Fludder, written under the letterhead of “The U.S. Christian Commission.”
Size of Collection: 1 folder, 1 item
Collection Dates: 1864
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English