The Resource William H. Cook letter

William H. Cook letter

Label
William H. Cook letter, 1861 May 1-2
Title
William H. Cook letter
Inclusive dates
1861 May 1-2
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 1-2 May 1861, from William H. Cook of the Wythe Greys at Richmond, Virginia, to Major Bill providing news of the Greys' arrival and camp site in Richmond; commenting on his personal situation and accommodations; noting conditions of the troops and the arrival of soldiers from South Carolina and Georgia; and stating that prominent and humble citizens are working together in the war effort. He adds that there is news an Union naval ship fired on a British ship to enforce the blockade of southern ports. Includes incomplete transcript
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Action
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Biographical or historical data
William H. Cook was a lawyer in Wythe County, Virginia. When the Civil War began, he enlisted in the Wythe Grays and was made a sergeant. He later became captain in the 51st Virginia Infantry.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
William H. Cook letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
4
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Historical Collectible Auctions
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001688150
Type of unit
p.

Library Locations

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