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Edmund F. Churchill letters

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Edmund F. Churchill letters, 1863-1864
Title
Edmund F. Churchill letters
Inclusive dates
1863-1864
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eng
Summary
Letters, 1863-1864, from Edmund F. Churchill (1842-1921) of Company E, 18th Massachusetts Infantry, to his father Isaiah Churchill (1806-1882) and his sister Charlotte Churchill (Plummer) (1835-1904) in Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Churchill writes about his company and the battles he has been in, including a detailed description of the battle of Chancellorsville, as well as his activities and camp life during non-combat times, including exploring a gold mine in Fauquier County, Virginia. He adds information on casualties, officers' drunkeness and habits, and his departure from the army, including a description of his trip up the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River to Washington D.C. He comments on his family, including his recovery of the knapsacks of his brothers Frederick (1840-1862) and Isaiah ("Frank") (1842-1919) and his father Isaiah's (1806-1882) marriage
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Edmund Findlay Churchill was born 21 February 1842 with his twin brother Isaiah Francis Churchill (1842-1919) in Plympton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, to Isaiah Churchill (1806-1882) and Polly Stephens Parker Churchill (1809-1853). Before the Civil War, he was a farmer. Churchill enlisted and was mustered into Company E, 18th Massachusetts Infantry, 9 August 1862, serving in the same company as his brothers did. His brother Frederick Stephens Churchill (1840-1862) was killed at the second battle of Bull Run (Manassas), and his twin Isaiah would soon receive a disability discharge. Edmund Churchill served with the regiment through the major battles of Civil War, until mustered out 2 September 1864 with the rank of sergeant dating from 1 May 1863. Returning home, Churchill became a provisions salesman. He married Rosalie F. Briggs (1846-1920) 3 December 1872, and they had two children. Churchill died 7 June 1921 in Plympton, Plymouth County, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery.
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VIC
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Edmund F. Churchill letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
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58
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There are no access restrictions
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Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions
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001722351
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p.

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