Letter, 1862 February 26, between Robert H. Crist, a private in the 21st Indiana Volunteers, to his father, P.M. Crist, during the American Civil War. Crist writes about camp life around Fort Monroe, Virginia, soldiers sleeping in stables, being able to see rebels across the river and observing there are no towns there except camps.
1862 February 26
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13 cm x 19.5 cm
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Robert Henry Crist was born in Bethel, New York in 1829 and joined the 21st Indiana Volunteers in 1861 and later served as captain of the 1st Indiana Heavy Artillery. In 1869, Crist married Francis E Bates and died in 1912 in Illinois.
Robert H. Crist Letter to P. M. Crist, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. https://scrcguides.libraries.wm.edu/repositories/2/resources/4748 Accessed May 15, 2021.