He also discusses harvesting of local fruits and berries and fishing.
Letters, 8-, from James [-----], a Union sharpshooter in Suffolk, Virginia, to Emeline, commenting on his broken rifle and the need to get it repaired, orders to destroy railroad tracks from Carrsville to Suffolk before Confederate forces can do the same, and the help that Chaplin Hyde has been to the morale of his camp.
Letter, 6 November 1864, from Richard [-----], in the Officers' General Hospital Ward 2, near Fort Monroe, Virginia, to his wife Libby in Lynn, Massachusetts, discussing his stay in the hospital, other patients, his hope of receiving a leave of absence or of being transferred to a Massachusetts hospital, and his family.
View the catalog record [Confederate States of America. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 17th.] Extract from mss. Entries describe the regiments marches through Fredericksburg, Petersburg, Ivor Station, Suffolk, Chesterfield County, Caroline County, Culpeper Court House, Winchester, Front Royal, and Washington County, Virginia, and into Tennessee and North Carolina. View the catalog record [Confederate States of America.
Burnside (1824-1881), and sending other news including information on the sick and dead. Extracts from a history, December 1864, of the 17th Virginia Infantry, detailing the movements of the unit during the period 14 February 1863 to 25 June 1864. Records concern raising and organizing troops in Virginia and Maryland, appointment of officers, construction of fortifications, dispatching of troops and supplies, the military use and defense of railroads, the capture and removal of machinery at the Harpers Ferry arsenal, and efforts to defend Richmond and Manassas Junction.
Letter, 8 June 1862, from Frank [-----], a Massachusetts soldier, to his brother, informing his brother that he is headed to the hospital in Washington D.
Letter, 1 January 1864, from George [-----] serving in Company B, 6th United States Cavalry to his parents stating that his regiment along with much of the Army of the Potomac is currently at Brandy Station, Virginia; and adding that little campaigning has been done because of the wet, cold weather and muddy conditions, but that some Union cavalry is operating in the Shenandoah Valley.
The Navy had received information from runaway slaves, but the Navy was too late to prevent the burning, and that Confederate forces had burned other vessels and some bridges during a retreat. Tom also requests socks, letter paper, envelopes, a necktie, and a knife. View the catalog record [Confederate States of America.