The Resource !UNKNOWN LABEL

!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1862
Inclusive dates
1862
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1862, from Robert Eston Lewis (1825-1876) of Company C, 1st Virginia Artillery Regiment at Lee's Mill, York County, Virginia, to his wife Maryetta (Marietta) Louisiana Martin Lewis consisting of a letter15 April 1862, describing the skirmishing taking place along the front lines and containing an optimistic view of his service; and a letter, 1 May 1862, again containing news of the fighting along a line from Yorktown, Virginia, to Lee's Mill and expressing Lewis's unhappiness and his hopes of somehow getting out of his service, adding a threat that he might desert. Lewis adds that he believes the Union army will never be able to take Richmond, Virginia. There is a typed transcript of the 15 April 1862 letter
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
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Biographical or historical data
Robert Eston Lewis was born probably in January 1825 in Goochland County, Virginia. He married Marietta Louisiana Martin (ca. 1829-ca. 1901) 8 February 1848. Lewis enlisted in Company C, 1st Virginia Artillery when the Civil War began. He was discharged between May and August 1862 because of his age. After the War, Lewis worked as a clerk in Richmond, Virginia. He died 27 May 1876.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
5
Immediate source of acquisition
Millner, T. W.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000489883
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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