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Mowrey Colwell Letter

Identifier: SC 00427

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Scope and Contents

A letter from Union soldier Mowrey Colwell, Washington, D.C., to William Winson, no place, written on the paper of the 12th Regiment Rhode Island Volunteers, with a print of the U.S. Capitol. He describes the area as "laide wast" and discusses camp life and his pay.


  • Creation: 1862

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Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

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Karen King, SCRC Staff
November 2017
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