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Hugh S. Gookin letter

Label
Hugh S. Gookin letter, 1863 Dec. 3
Title
Hugh S. Gookin letter
Inclusive dates
1863 Dec. 3
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 3 December 1863, from Hugh S. Gookin (b. ca. 1843) of the Washington Artillery at Petersburg, Virginia, to an unknown recipient discussing his efforts to avoid conscription and join Colonel John S. Mosby's (1833-1916) Rangers before finally enlisting in the Washington Artillery in Petersburg, Virginia. He describes his fellow artillerists as clever and intelligent, but immoral and profane, and notes that discipline is loose. Gookin states that as the Washington Artillery is part of General James Longstreet's Corps, it might be sent west to the Army of Tennessee where Longstreet's Corps was and serve under General Braxton Bragg. Gookin then notes that Bragg has been replaced by General Joseph E. Johnston. Gookin also describe his trip home to Bristoe Station in Prince William County, Virginia, before his enlistment
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Action
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Biographical or historical data
Hugh S. Gookin (b. ca. 1843) served in the Washington Artillery from 1863 until 1864. From Alabama, Gookin taught school in Sullivan County, Tennessee after the Civil War. He and his wife Emma had at least two children.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Hugh S. Gookin letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
9
Immediate source of acquisition
Smith, Stephen B.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001525221
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
leaves

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