A letter written by a Union soldier, Burt H., to "Charles" while at camp near Yorktown, Virginia, discusses the construction of a new road so they can take the rebels. He notes that they say it is a harder place to take than Richmond. He notes that there are one hundred and a thousand men with us and McClellan at the head.
A letter from a Maryland-native soldier, Renton, while in Franklin County, North Carolina about going home.
A letter from a soldier, 1st Mass. Mounted Riders, Williamsburg, Va., to his sweetheart, Catherine G. Cooke, Richmond, Mass., regarding his reenlistment. He and hopes that the war won't last any longer than 15 months more.
A letter from Will H., Battery B, 1st NY Artillery, 5th Army Corps, to "Esteemed Friend Jenny," describes the Petersburg mine assault. It was written the day after the Battle of the Crater.
A letter from a 2nd Vermont Regiment soldier [possibly Almond F. Worcester, Jr.] to Joseph Lamb describes the entire Yorktown campaign. He discusses the first encounter with Rebels, the retreat to Newport News, and the seige of Yorktown.
This collection consists of two letters from a Union Soldier, signed as "Mac". The first letter is addressed to "Friend Harry" and written from Camp Hooker detailing the end of a Rebel blockade after the shelling of a Rebel battery by a Union gunboat, dated December 12, 1861. The second letter is incomplete, but provides a detailed description of an unknown combat operation, which is undated. Mac was possibly a member of the 1st Massachusetts.