Unknown Union Soldier Letter to "Uncle George"
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The letter from Carl B., camp at Beverly Ford, Virginia, to Uncle George, no place, describes his three pen and ink sketches. The drawings depict the camp reading room, a black man attached to the Brigade Headquarters carrying water, and a humorous incident involving 11 conscripts who had arrived for the 118th P.Vs. and 18th and 22nd Mass. Regt. He looks forward to a camp dance. He rejoices over Union possession of Morris Island and the attack on Ft. Sumter. He urges Charleston be burned and Braxton Bragg's supplies be cut off in Chattanooga. He sends his regards to relatives and hopes for a speedy termination to the war. A typescript is included.
- Creation: 1863 September
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Acc. 1988.16 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.
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- November 2017
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