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American Civil War, 1861-1865

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Horace A. Derry Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01622
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...

Andrew Knox Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01620
Scope and Contents Four page letter from Knox from Hampton, Va. near Fortress Monroe to his wife, Sarah in Ddanbury, Connecticut. He was attached to the 1st Regiment of the Connecticut Volunteers and was involved in the push to take the peninsula under McClellan's Division. His letter describes to rubble Hampton was reduced to after their shelling and anticipates that the Army would move through Yorktown and take control of it by nightfall. He also anticipated that the Army would take Richmond quickly. The...

Archibald A. Livingston letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01625
Scope and Contents

Two page letter written from the U.S. Military Prison Camp Chase in which Livingston addresses the sad state of affairs of the Confederacy. He reports of the loss of many acquaintances and devastation throughout the countryside to land and property. He also writes that he is hopeful an exchange will occur soon and that he will be able to go home to continue with his life. Clearly from his sentiment, the war is over and his only wish is to return home.