A letter written by a Union soldier, Burt H., to "Charles" while at camp near Yorktown, Virginia, discusses the construction of a new road so they can take the rebels. He notes that they say it is a harder place to take than Richmond. He notes that there are one hundred and a thousand men with us and McClellan at the head.
1862 April 18
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Acc. 1976.49, a gift of Edward Riley, December 1976, was part of the Civil War Collection, Mss. 39.1 C76, until November 2017. The former citation was Civil War Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.