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Label
1862 Jan
Inclusive dates
1862 Jan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, January 1862, from Alfred A. Parmenter of Company F, 26th Massachusetts Infantry to his parents in Massachusetts consisting of: a) letter, 10 January 1862, stating that he hasn't heard from his parents yet, but expects a letter when the U.S.S. Constitution arrives; that the "Black Prince" has arrived but had lost 148 of 153 horses it was transporting; that his company saw its first rebel prisoners; that there had been a "deserter" caught trying to destroy ammunition; that Massachusetts politician Caleb Cushing might arrive in Mississippi which was not a good idea; and asking how long his parents thought the war might last; and b) letter, 26 January 1862, stating that the regimental musicians were going to petition to the Secretary of War asking that they be discharged and complaining about officers including General Benjamin Butler. There is an abstract of the 26 January letter
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Alfred A. Parmenter was a regimental musician for the 26th Massachusetts infantry when it was stationed at Ship Island, Mississippi.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
8
Immediate source of acquisition
Cohasco, Inc.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000502856
Type of unit
p.

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