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Marcus A. Emmons letter

Label
Marcus A. Emmons letter, 1863 Feb. 8
Title
Marcus A. Emmons letter
Inclusive dates
1863 Feb. 8
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 8 February 1863, from Marcus A. Emmons (ca. 1840-1864) of Company K, 21st Massachusetts Regiment, in Stafford County, Virginia, to his friend Henry, detailing camp life, including using his rations box as a seat, the weather and mud, and discharges and furloughs. He mentions various generals and his own speculation that the army will be broken up and sent elsewhere. Emmons also describes the ascent and descent of an army observation balloon
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Biographical or historical data
Marcus A. Emmons was born about 1840 in Hardwick, Worcester County, Massachusetts, to Alonzo Emmons (1813-1883) and Abigail Emmons (b. ca. 1810). Marchus Emmons was a farm laborer when the Civil War began. He enlisted in Company K, 21st Massachusetts Infantry on 19 July 1861 (some sources give the date 23 August 1861). He was promoted to corporal 10 November 1862 and promoted to sergeant 1 September 1863. Emmons was killed at the battle of Cold Harbor 2 June 1864.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Marcus A. Emmons letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
4
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions
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001693332
Type of unit
p.

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