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Ambrose M. Hite letters

Label
Ambrose M. Hite letters, 1862-1863
Title
Ambrose M. Hite letters
Inclusive dates
1862-1863
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1862-1863, from Ambrose M. Hite (1843-1921) of Company H, 33rd Virginia Infantry, to his father Abraham Hite (1813-1887) of Page County, Virginia, discussing the regiment, General Stonewall Jackson and the Shenandoah Valley campaign, camp life, clothing, desertions, drilling and fighting, furloughs and pay, price of food and goods, rations, weather, and other topics. Hite also comments on General Stonewall Jackson, the Shenandoah Valley campaign, and word of Jackson's arrest; the battle of Murfreesboro (Stones River); and news that the blockade had been broken at Charleston, South Carolina. Hite also mentions his mother and his sister
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Action
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Biographical or historical data
Ambrose Martin Hite was born 31 January 1843 in Page County, Virginia, to Abraham Hite (1813-1887) and Ann Hite. Ambrose Hite enlisted in Company H, 33rd Infantry on 8 April 1862. He was captured at Spotsylvania Court House on 12 May 1864 and sent to Fort Delaware on 20 May 1864. Hite was released on 20 June 1865 and he returned to Page County. Hite taught school and was a farmer after the Civil War. He married first Mary C. Brubaker (ca. 1846-1886) on 11 November 1869 and they had at least 3 children. He married second Lucy Virginia Modesitt (1849-1924) on 11 October 1888. Ambrose Hite died in Page County on 28 January 1921.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Ambrose M. Hite letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
18
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions
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001687729
Type of unit
p.

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