Letter written from James Estes to his parents on July 11, 1863 from Yorktown, Virginia. Estes describes in great detail the events of driving off Confederate troops and batteries around White House Landing and Hanover Junction. He writes about members from his company (118th New York Infantry) and the 99th New York Infantry sending off skirmishers, advancing on the enemy, and ultimately catching 10 prisoners. He reported that Company "A" suffered one casualty and 4 wounded, with another death soon after from wounds he suffered. After the battle, the Union Troops returned to Yorktown.
1863 July 11
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