The Resource !UNKNOWN LABEL

!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1862 Apr. 13
Inclusive dates
1862 Apr. 13
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 13 April 1862, written from Bristoe, Virginia, by an unidentified soldier serving with the 35th New York Infantry Regiment, Company C, to his sister. In it, he speaks of his unit's recent time spent on the march in northern Virginia, and of setting out for Richmond only to be stopped in Bristoe and told to expect transfer to Yorktown. He expresses frustration at the problems caused by disputes between Generals George McClellan (1826-1885) and Irvin McDowell (1818-1885); comments on hardships brought by rain and snow; tells of a man shot by a Union sentinel; and relates his brigade's impressions of their new leader, General Marsena Rudolph Patrick (1811-1888). Also included is an envelope, not belonging with this particular letter, but perhaps identifying the author's sister as Mrs. E.B. (Adelia) Erety of Port Byron, Cayuga County, New York
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letter
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
4
Immediate source of acquisition
Historical Collectible Auctions
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001539289
Type of unit
p.

Library Locations

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