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F. B. Lukens letter

Label
F. B. Lukens letter, 1861 Aug. 29
Title
F. B. Lukens letter
Inclusive dates
1861 Aug. 29
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 29 August 1861, of F. B. Lukens (1843-1863) of Company E, 3rd New Jersey Infantry, in Fairfax County, Virginia, to his parents Chilion Lukens (1800-1872) and Sarah Lukens (1802-1882) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, describing a skirmish that the New Jersey Brigade fought in the morning hours of August 28. He also comments on the Army's new commander General George B. McClellan (1826-1885) and on other events. Includes transcription and analysis of the letter
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  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Franklin Browning Lukens was born in February 1843 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Chilion Lukens (1800-1872) and Sarah Lukens (1802-1882). Franklin was an apprenticed carpenter when the Civil War began. He enlisted in Company E, 3rd New Jersey Infantry, on 28 May 1861. Lukens was discharged from the army 10 November 1862. He returned to Philadelphia and married Mary Somers Burkitt (1842-1901). Lukens died in Philadelphia 17 November 1863.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
F. B. Lukens letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 4
  • 4
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Historical Collectible Auctions
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001662341
Type of unit
  • leaves and
  • p.

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