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George F. Elliott letter

Label
George F. Elliott letter, 1862 Aug. 2
Title
George F. Elliott letter
Inclusive dates
1862 Aug. 2
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Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 2 August 1862, from George F. Elliott (1834-1919) of Company A, 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, at Harrison's Landing, Virginia, to his mother Hannah Peters Elliott (1814-1907) of Hartford County, Connecticut, regarding his and the family's financial situations, his health, the burning of property owned by Edmund Ruffin (1794-1865) by the 4th U.S. Regular Infantry, and his efforts to help Elizabeth Post of Hartford County to collect money due her as the widow of Ezekiel Post (d. 1862)
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Biographical or historical data
George Frederick Elliott was born in Hartford County, Connecticut, in 1834 to George Elliott (1810-1862) and Hannah Peters Elliott (1814-1907). When the Civil War began, Elliott joined Company A, 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery on 22 May 1861 and was mustered in 9 June 1861. He served until his time of enlistment was up on 8 June 1864. After the war, Elliott married Frances O. Rice on 23 December 1865. Elliot moved west, eventually living in Los Angeles County, California, where he worked as a carpenter. He was admitted into the United States National Home for Disabled Soldier in Los Angeles County in 1902. Elliott died 20 May 1919 and he was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Hartford County, Connecticut.
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VIC
Label
George F. Elliott letter
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Extent
4
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There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Historical Collectible Auctions
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001695784
Type of unit
p.

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