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W[illiam] P. Allcot, Camp Tennallytown [Washington] D.C., to his brother, Edmond, [New York, N.Y.], 1862 February 21

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: id228754

Scope and Contents

Inquires about the health of his mother and the health of the entire family; states belief that the war will be over shortly and that Europe will not aid the Confederacy; describes the welcoming of Colonel Michael Corcoran after his release by the Confederates; the manpower price the Confederacy is paying for the war; [General Sterling] Price taken with the remnant of his army; General [Simon Bolivar] Buckay [sic] [Buchner] to be tried for treason in the wake of the capture of Fort Donelson; Jeff[erson] Davis must see how the Confederacy is collapsing; laments that the Confederate leaders exist; hopes his sister Anna Louise's wedding went well; wishes the family well and urges them to write him. [Letter written on letterhead showing the interior of Fort Welles (later Fort Walker, Hilton Head, S.C.), including buildings, tents, canon, canal, and Union soldiers marching and on guard duty.] 4 pages. Autographed letter signed.


  • Creation: 1862 February 21

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