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Label
1864-1865
Inclusive dates
1864-1865
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1864-1865, sent from Marcus D. Kingsbury, Company D, 16th Regiment, Maine Infantry, in Virginia to his father, Thomas R. Kingsbury in Bradford, Maine, principally concerning his participation in the Siege of Petersburg and the Battle of Hatcher's Run, in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 5-7 February 1865. Includes letter, 31 October 1864, from Fort Wadsworth, Virginia, a Union Army installation along the siege line on the southern front of Petersburg. Topics include camp life, location of Union troops and enemy positions, description of trenches and pickets, graves of soldiers, condition of Confederate soldiers, price of food and clothing in Petersburg, and ages of Confederate soldiers. Also contains letter, 12 February 1865, from his Union Army camp following the Battle of Hatcher's Run including description of the battle and unit casualties suffered
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Biographical or historical data
Marcus D. Kingsbury was born in 1845, the son of Thomas R. Kingsbury of Bradford, Penobscot County, Maine. He enlisted as a substitute in Company D, 16th Regiment, Maine Infantry and mustered into service on 6 October 1864. Following the war Kingsbury became a merchant in Bradford and married Sarah M. French on 20 December 1868 in Bradford.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
5
Immediate source of acquisition
Green, Brian and Maria
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000504390
Type of unit
p.

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