Letter written on May 11, 1862 by Sgt. Nathan Cory, a Union soldier, to his brother-in-law, Peter Baley, while Cory was "on the road to Richmond." The letter describes the Battle of Williamsburg, which occurred on May 5th, and mentions that the Union is pursuing the Confederates who left Yorktown shortly after the battle.
Cory mistakenly dated the letter as April 11th. However, the postmark on the envelope indicates the letter was written in May, which also aligns with the timeline of the Battle of Williamsburg and the information provided by Cory.
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Nathan Cory served in Co. C, 101st Pennsylvania Volunteers.
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