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W[illiam P.] Allcot, in camp 25 miles from Williamsburg on the road to Richmond [VA] to "Ma" [his mother, Clarissa, New York, N.Y.], 1862 May 11

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: id228758

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Is happy about his mother's health; describes scene of dead and wounded, and the Battle of Williamsburg; Captain [?] Lee of the 5th North Carolina Regiment and his paucity of remaining manpower; the demoralized state of the Confederate forces; corrects his mother's misconception about the material state of the Union forces; the destruction about him; return of property to a Union sympathizer; rumor of Norfolk [VA.] in Union hands; he will send money to his parents. [Letter written on letterhead showing a radiating circle bordered in red and blue and containing an eagle standing on a red and white striped shield while grasping a sword and struggling with a snake, against a blue background emblazoned with a partial circle of stars.] 4 pages. Autographed letter signed.


  • Creation: 1862 May 11

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