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Appleton Sawyer letter

Label
Appleton Sawyer letter, 1862 June 10
Title
Appleton Sawyer letter
Inclusive dates
1862 June 10
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 10 June 1862, from Union soldier Appleton L. Sawyer (b. 1841) of the 13th Massachusetts, to his brother La Roy Sawyer of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Written from camp near Front Royal, Virginia, Sawyer's letter included money for his father. In the letter Sawyer also mentions the hardships his brigade has encountered since leaving Fredericksburg. He describes his poor health due to exposure and lack of food and tells of limited numbers of soldiers due to sickness or discharge. Sawyer also describes a forced twenty-six mile march where he was without shelter for five days only possessing his rubber blankets
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Biographical or historical data
Appleton Sawyer was born about 1841 in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. He enisted as a Drummer in the 13th Massachusetts on 16 July 1864. Sawyer was promoted to Full Principal Musician on 01 January 1864. He mustered out on 1 August 1864 at Boston, Massachusetts. Upon returning to Massachusetts, Sawyer married Sarah Curtis (b. 7 April 1839) on 10 October 1865. They later resided in Worchester, Massachusetts, where Sawyer worked as a clerk for a shoe store. They did not produce any children.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Appleton Sawyer letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
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There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Historical Collectible Auctions
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001609051
Type of unit
p.

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