The Homespun Dress copyed [sic] by Lewis M. Prall.
Scope and Contents
Transcription of lyrics to the Confederate song "The Homespun Dress" by Carrie Belle Sinclair which Private Lewis M. Prall heard sung while at Carver General Hospital in Washington D. C. Prall transcribed his version of the lyrics from memory on Aug. 4, 1864 while in Christiana, Pa.
- 4 August 1864
- Sinclair, Carrie Belle (Person)
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Private Lewis M. Prall served with Company A of the 30th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry from July 10, 1861 to June 13, 1864. He was recruited at Camp Wayne near West Chester, Pa., and was mustered into service at Camp Carroll in Maryland. His regiment served most of the war in the Eastern Theater participating in the battles of Gaines' Mills, Malvern Hill, South Mountain, and Gettysburg. Sometime during the early part of 1864, Private Prall spent time at Carver Hospital in Washington, D.C. Following the war, Prall resided in Christiana, Lancaster County, Pa.
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