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Rufus Robbins letters

Label
Rufus Robbins letters, 1862
Title
Rufus Robbins letters
Inclusive dates
1862
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, April-August 1862, from Rufus Robbins (1828-1863) of Company K, 7th Massachusetts Infantry, to his parents and brother in South Abington, Massachusetts, detailing his and his regiment's participation in General George McClellan's (1826-1885) Peninsula campaign and the Seven Days' Battles, as well as the return to Yorktown, Virginia, after the campaign's failure. Robbins provides details about his daily life as a soldier
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Action
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Additional physical form
Through ordinary eyes : the Civil War correspondence of Rufus Robbins, private, 7th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, edited with an introduction by Ella Jane Bruen and Brian M. Fitzgibbons, 2000 (E513 7th R63 2000)
Biographical or historical data
Rufus Robbins was born 20 May 1828 in South Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, to Rufus Robbins (1804-1877) and Alice Soule Robbins (1809-1885). A shoemaker before the Civil War, he enlisted in Company K, 7th Massachusetts Regiment as a private on 15 June 1861. Robbins served with his regiment until 16 November 1862, when he was sent to a hospital in Washington D.C. due to illness. He later was transferred to a hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, arriving there 19 December. Robbins died in Philadelphia 7 January 1863. He was buried in High Street Cemetery in South Abington (now Whitman, Massachusetts).
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Rufus Robbins letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
38
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Historical Collectible Auctions
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001711836
Type of unit
p.

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