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1862 Aug. 12-1865 Jan. 20
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1862 Aug. 12-1865 Jan. 20
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Language
eng
Summary
Consists of seven letters, dated 12 August 1862, 24 November 1862, 16 January 1863, 7 February 1863, 2 June 1863, 12 January 1865, and 20 January 1865, written by Andrew T. Fitch to his father while serving as a surgeon with the 79th New York Highlanders during the Civil War. These letters, written from Fredericksburg, Virginia and vicinity, Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky, and Petersburg, Virginia, discuss the regiment's movements and describe marches and camp life. Also, Fitch recounts the opposition facing the Union army at Fredericksburg, the regiment's activities in Kentucky in June 1863, the rejoicing over the capture of Fort Fisher, North Carolina in January 1865, and the daily artillery barrages at Petersburg. The last two letters are written from the Hospital, 1st Division, 9th Corps, near Petersburg, nearly seven months after the 79th New York Highlanders were mustered out of service
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Biographical or historical data
Andrew T. Fitch was commissioned an assistant surgeon, 79th New York Highlanders, on 28 February 1862. He was promoted to surgeon on 5 May 1863. Although Fitch is listed as having been mustered out on 31 May 1864 along with other members of the regiment, he was serving in the 1st Division, 9th Corps hospital at Petersburg in January 1865.
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Vi
Form designation
Letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
14
Immediate source of acquisition
Frohne, J.
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000502381
Type of unit
leaves.

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