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[William P. Allcot], in camp near Warwick Court House [VA] to "Ma" [his mother, Clarissa, New York, N.Y.], 1862 April 28

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: id228757

Scope and Contents

Describes the damp conditions at camp; his admiration for the commanding general [Darius Nash Couch]; the corduroy road used by the Union army; condemns the Confederate killing of a Union picket; happiness that his brother Edmond received his letter; describes his recent illness; will send money home; relates suffering caused by the war to the people in the South; wants his parents not to worry about him. [Including as letterhead a full-color panoramic view of the fortifications around Washington, D.C., looking south across the Potomac River, with the Anacostia River flowing into the Potomac at the left of the picture.] 4 pages. Incomplete.


  • Creation: 1862 April 28

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