This collection contains letters from Cassimere Churchill, a member of Company E, 9th Cavalry Regiment, New York, to his family while stationed in New York, Washington, D.C. and Virginia during the Civil War. He participated in the battles of Yorktown, Virginia, and Williamsburg, Virginia as an artillery guard. He includes descriptions of Yorktown, Va., Manassas, Va. and Washington, D.C. He write about camp life and the surrounding area, as well as his opinions of the war and the Union's leadership.
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Cassimere Churchill was born on October 20, 1840 in Alexander, Genesee Co., New York to Cullen Dyer and Caroline Brown Churchill. He enlisted in Company E, 9th Cavalry Regiment New York on December 7, 1861. He died on September 3, 1862 as result of a wound inflicted in Alexandria, Virginia.
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