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Charles A. Fiske letters

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Charles A. Fiske letters, 1862-1864
Title
Charles A. Fiske letters
Inclusive dates
1862-1864
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Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1862-1864, from Charles A. Fiske (b. 1842), Company K, 11th Massachusetts Regiment, to his brother Joseph H. Fiske (b. 1843) and his parents Franklin Fiske (1804-1868) and Hannah Peters Fiske (b. ca. 1801) concerning his regiment's movements during the second battle of Manassas (Bull Run), the Maryland Campaign, and the battle of Fredericksburg; his health, camp life; regimental news about wounded and killed; and General Joseph Hooker's (1814-1879) remarks about the division. Also contains letters discussing his recovery from his wound and his job with the commissary department. Also includes letter, 22 and 27 July 1863, from Arthur F. Anderson (1840-1882), Company K, 11th Massachusetts Regiment, to Franklin Fiske concerning Charles A. Fiske's wounding at the battle of Gettysburg
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Biographical or historical data
Charles Fiske was born in 1842 in Lexington, Massachusetts, to Franklin Fiske (1804-1868) and Hannah Peters Fiske (b. ca. 1801). A farm laborer, Fiske enlisted in Company K, 11th Massachusetts Infantry, when the Civil War began. Wounded at the battle of Gettysburg on 2 July 1863, Fiske was discharged 14 March 1864. In April 1864, he was hired in the commissary department. Fiske enlisted in the Veteran Reserve Corps 3 June 1864 and was discharged 29 October 1864. Fiske returned to Lexington and later married Carrie E. Perry on 18 August 1867. He entered the Disabled Soldiers Home in 1869 and left in 1870.
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VIC
Label
Charles A. Fiske letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
22
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There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Historical Collectible Auctions
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001695854
Type of unit
p.

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