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1865 Feb. 25
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1865 Feb. 25
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Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 25 February 1865, from P. A. Klipstein (1820-1905) of Company D, 8th Virginia Infantry to his son Earnest C. Klipstein (b. 1851) of Fauquier County, concerning his mail, informing Earnest of the Union army's reaction to the news of the fall of Charleston, South Carolina, and Wilmington, North Carolina, giving advice on whether to purchase straw or hay, and describing the sight of Union and Confederate troops swapping prisoners on the James River near Richmond. Klipstein sketched a map of this location. He also offers news of army life
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Philip Augustus Klipstein was born 18 December 1820 in Fauquier County, Virginia. He became a successful merchant by 1850. He enlisted in Company D, 8th Virginia Infantry 1 December 1864 and served with the regiment until paroled at Winchester, Virginia 26 April 1865. He returned to Fauquier County where he resumed his career as a merchant and also began farming. By 1900, Klipstein was involved in the manufacturing of chemicals. Klipstein married Amanda L. Hixson (1828-1909) 31 October 1850 and they had 10 children. Klipstein died 3 July 1905 in Fauquier County and was buried in the Marshall cemetery in Marshall, Virginia.
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Vi
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Letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
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4
Immediate source of acquisition
Raab, Steven S.
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000502976
Type of unit
p.

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