Fort Monroe (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
William H. Allen Letter to J. Frederick Pierson
Letter written from Camp Hamilton (or Fort Monroe) by Col. William H. Allen, 1st New York Infantry, to Captain J. Frederick Pierson regarding the arrest of a husband and wife on suspicion of treason. The following is a transcription of the letter: "You will at once proceed to the residence of Mr. Mussey residing within these lines & search his house and arrest himself and wife or any others whom you may have just cause to suspect of conveying information to the enemy".
Horace A. Derry Letter
Andrew Knox Letter
Thomas Landers Letter
This collection consists of a letter written by Thomas Landers, a private in the 16th Massachusetts Volunteers during the American Civil War, to his parents. In the letter, Landers comments on camp life during the war and the rescuing of escaped slaves in Virginia near Fortress Monroe. The partial transcription of the letter can be found in the finding aid/box list section below.
F. A. Lewis Letter Copybook
Letter copybook, 1838-1871, of F.. A. Lewis, (Fisher Ames Lewis) of Fortress Monroe, Virginiaa. and Jefferson County, West Virginia. Many of the later letters are religiously oriented and addressed to public officials.
Robert H. Crist Letter to P. M. Crist
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.
General David Allen Russell Papers
Sergeant John R. Guthrie Letter
A single four page letter from Sergeant John R. Guthrie remarking upon the food, pay, and medical conditions with Camp Heintzelman's Corps. Written on letter sheet with a stamp featuring General McClellan. (Derogatory language directed towards the enslaved.)
T.S. Hodgson Letter to Joseph Hodgson
Letter from T.S. Hodgson, a soldier from Company E, 105th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, to his uncle describing the town of Yorktown, Virginia during the Siege of Yorktown in the American Civil War. He described how he just go out of the hospital, firing shots against the rebels at the pickets, General McClellan as the head of the army, and not receiving a package from his uncle.