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Label
1862-1864
Inclusive dates
1862-1864
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1862-1864, of George Hupman of Company G, 89th New York Infantry to his parents in Windsor, New York, discussing his health, news of his brothers Charles and Elias, including hearing of Elias' death; camp life; campaigns in Virginia and South Carolina, including the battle of Fredericksburg, the siege of Petersburg, the Mud March, and shellings of Fort Sumter. He comments on the possibility of reenlisting and his dislike of his company's captain. He remarks on the need for conscription and criticizes consripts who injure themselves rather than join the army. Also includes two letters from family in Windsor, New York, detailing the effects of the Civil War on people in Windsor
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Biographical or historical data
George S. Hupman enlisted in Company G, 89th New York Infantry on 2 October 1861 in Windsor, New York, along with his brothers. He saw action in several campaigns, including the battle of Fredericksburg; military operations around Suffolk, Virginia; campaigns on the South Carolina islands near Charleston, South Carolina; and the siege of Petersburg, Virginia, in 1864. Hupman was discharged from the army 15 October 1864.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
64
Immediate source of acquisition
Pengelly, Barbara
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000502477
Type of unit
p.

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