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William P. Allcot, Camp Tennallytown, Washington, D.C., to "Ma & Pa" [his parents, Thomas and Clarissa, New York, New York], 1862 January 2

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: id228751

Scope and Contents

Recieved letter from parents; describes his love of country and his favorable situation within his unit; his intention to have his friend John Hall receive a portion of his pay every two months; his intention to visit home; tells of the gold watch given him by his unit [62nd Anderson Zouaves]. Including autographed letter signed from W[illiam P.] Allcot, to his sister, Ann Louisa, concerning his intention to come home and tell her of Washington, D.C.; he wishes happiness for the family; relates how he had eaten his first chicken since leaving New York. 2 pages. Autographed letter signed.


  • Creation: 1862 January 2

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