Horace A. Derry Letter
Scope and Contents
Three page letter in which Derry writes to inform his friend Stella that he had the opportunity to spend time with a mutual friend, Sargent Talcoot and that the gentleman paid for his supper before he shipped off to Virginia from New York. Derry describes landing at Fortress Monroe and of the devastation in and around Hampton where the Rebel forces had burned the town a year before. In his closing, Derry recommends that a Mr. John Rumble stay home as the conditions for the Union troops are not favorable at the time.
- Creation: 1862 April 03
- Derry, Horace A. (Person)
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Purchased from Brian and Maria Green, Inc., 2019.
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