This collection consists of a letter written by Charles P. Shepard, a private in Co. E, 1st United States and a member of Berdan's Sharpshooters, to his parents during the Siege of Yorktown. The writer describes the food given to the soldiers, artillery shelling, and the prospect of a coming battle.
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0.01 Linear Feet
Acc. 2014.225 was received by Special Collections in 2014.
20.5 cm x 12.5 cm
Accessioned and minimally described by Tim Eklund, Special Collections staff, in January 2015.