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Rikers Island (N.Y.)--History--19th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Lester E. G. Travis Letter

Identifier: SC 00019
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one letter sent from Rikers Island, New York by a soldier, Lester Travis, writing to his sister, Ann Divine in Loch Sheldrake, New York.  Rikers Island was at that time a training camp, and Travis discusses trips into New York City itself, mutual acquaintances, and the arrival of African-American volunteers.

Dates: 1863 January 8