Daniel P. Mason Letters, 1862-1863
The collection consists of correspondence written by Pittsfiled, New Hampshire native, Daniel P. Mason to his mother and sisters, Mary and Abby. Mason lived in Northwood, New Hampshire, when he enlisted in the Union Army as a private in D Company, 15th Volunteer Infantry New Hampshire. He was stationed at Camp N.P. Banks, Jamaica Union Corps, New York, in 1862 and Camp Mansfield and Camp Parapet in Carrollton, Louisiana, during 1863. In his letters, Mason explains his reasons for joining the Union Army, his affection for his family, conditions in camps and the hospital, as well as general attitudes of his soldiers from the North.