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Edgar B. Bennett letter

Label
Edgar B. Bennett letter, 1864 Nov. 13
Title
Edgar B. Bennett letter
Inclusive dates
1864 Nov. 13
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 13 November 1864, from Edgar B. Bennett (1842-1918) of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery to Mary E. "Minnie" Marsh (Bennett) (b. 1849) of Connecticut describing the conditions in the lines in front of Petersburg, Virginia. He also notes that General William Sherman has captured Atlanta, Georgia, and is moving towards Charleston, South Carolina, and adds that it is the job of the army in front of Petersburg to occupy Robert E. Lee's army so that it cannot move against Sherman. He adds that he is disappointed in the presidential election. Includes ribbon bits
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Biographical or historical data
Edgar B. Bennett was born 2 November 1842 in Connecticut. When the Civil War began, he enlisted in the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery and served through out the war. After the war, he settled in Hartford County, Connecticut, where he was a farmer and a blacksmith. He also worked for a bridge construction company. He married Mary E. Marsh in 1865 and they had 2 children. Bennett died 12 March 1918 and was buried in Wilcox Cemetery in Harford County.
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VIC
Label
Edgar B. Bennett letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
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3
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There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Raynors Historical Collectible Auctions
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001688344
Type of unit
p.

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