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Henry Miner letters

Label
Henry Miner letters, 1864-1865
Title
Henry Miner letters
Inclusive dates
1864-1865
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1864-1865, from Henry Miner of Company K, 4th United States Regular Infantry, at City Point (Hopewell) and Richmond, Virginia, to his family residing in New York discussing military life, social news, and family matters. Miner offers a favorable opinion of General Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885); comments on the election of 1864, including noting that if the soldiers have the vote Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) will easily defeat George B. McClellan (1826-1885); expresses concern about his father's health and job as well has his fears that his father might be drafted; notes that Secretary of State William H. Seward's (1801-1872) son is paymaster; and mentions various letters and packages expected from home, some of which have not been received. Miner also provides a brief synopsis of the Appomattox campaign from the fall of Petersburg, Virginia, to Robert E. Lee's (1807-1870) surrender at Appomattox Court House
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
  • Cellulose acetate lamination.
Biographical or historical data
Henry Miner served in Company K, 4th Regiment of Regulars, United States Army during the Civil War. He was from New York.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Henry Miner letters
Note
Originals unavailable due to conservation needs. Photocopies have been provided in their place
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
28
Immediate source of acquisition
Aims, Ralph Miner
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001533021
Type of unit
p.

Library Locations

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