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!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1862 July 31
Inclusive dates
1862 July 31
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 31 July 1862, from J. McP., a Union soldier at Harrison Landing, Virginia, to his brother detailing the retreat of the Army of the Potomac after the battle of Malvern Hill; discussing another soldier's running away at the battle of White Oak Swamp; commenting that if army had had another 100,000 men it would have captured Richmond; and mentioning rumors that the Union camp might be attacked by Confederate iron clads. He also mentions the loss of men in the 3rd New Jersey and comments on the poor treatment the sick and wounded are receiving in the artillery hospital. He also comments on his personal health. He regrets his enlistment while underage and wonders if he might be able to get out of the army
Member of
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
000501997
Type of unit
p.

Library Locations

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