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Charles E. Leland letters

Label
Charles E. Leland letters, 1862 Jan. 5-May 9
Title
Charles E. Leland letters
Inclusive dates
1862 Jan. 5-May 9
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 5 January-9 May 1862, from Charles E. Leland (1844-1863), while serving with the 13th Massachusetts Infantry in Williamsport, Maryland, and Warrenton Junction, Virginia, to his father Charles Messinger Leland (b. 1821) in Boston, Massachusetts. Leland writes about camp life and their position, his trip by canal boat from Williamsport, Pennsylvania to Warrenton Junction, Virginia, the rescue of a runaway slave, capture of a C.S.A deserter, the evacuation of Yorktown and McClellan’s pursuing of the Confederate Army. He also writes about the railroad bringing mail and supplies from Alexandria, Virginia, and guerrilla's roaming the countryside
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Charles E. Leland was born on 12 July 1844. He was the son of Charles Messinger Leland and Martha Clark. Leland enlisted on 24 July 1861, and was mustered into the 13th Massachusetts Infantry. He was killed at Gettysburg on 1 July 1863.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Charles E. Leland letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 2
  • 8
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
David G. Phillips Auctions, Inc.
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001595729
Type of unit
  • leaves and
  • p.

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