The Resource William Mickle letter

William Mickle letter

Label
William Mickle letter, 1863 Aug. 3
Title
William Mickle letter
Inclusive dates
1863 Aug. 3
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 3 August 1863, from William Mickle, artillery headquarters, XI Corps, Union Army, at Catlett's Station, Fauquier County, Virginia, to his parents Henry Mickle (b. ca. 1813) and Elsie Maria VanWormer Mickle (b. ca. 1815) of Schenectady County, New York, regarding his new position as assistant adjutant general at artillery headquarters, his health, slavery, his hiring of an African American, and his family
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William Mickle was born in 1839 to Henry Mickle and Elsie Maria VonWormer Mickle. A teacher before the Civil War began, Mickle enlisted as a second sergeant in Company H, 134th New York Infantry. He resigned that rank to become the first lieutenant in Company I. Mickle later became assistant adjutant general at artillery headquarters for the XI Corps of the Union army. Mickle was brevetted a captain at the end of the war. After the war ended, Mickle became a Methodist Episcopal minister. He married Olivia Ploss and they had one child. Mickle died in 1922.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
William Mickle letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
4
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions
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001676934
Type of unit
p.

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