Letter, 5-, from a soldier in the 33rd Battery New York Battery Light Artillery, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, who was sailing up the James River on the ship Rip Van Winkle and subsequently fighting between Petersburg and Richmond.
Letter, 9 June 1862, from Newton [-----], Ropers Mills, Virginia, to his brother Robert, describing action in the battle of Seven Pines and Fair Oaks, Virginia.
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Letters, 30 November-23 December 1864, written by a Confederate soldier named Henry [-----], in the Army of Northern Virginia likely in Chesterfield Couny, Virginia, near the Jame River, to his brother Tom commenting on Henry's homesickness and longing for the war's end, his sense of satisfaction at the sight of Northern dead, a Union ironclad assault on the Howlett Line, the general expectation of an impending attack by General Ulysses S. Letter, 16 October (no year), from Henry [-----], a Union soldier possibly in a New York company, to Catharine thanking her for her letter and discussing picket duty, his attendance at religious meetings, arrest of a drunk provost guard, and other news.
Letter, 8 July 1863, from Charlie [-----], a Union soldier at Fort Scott, near Alexandria, Virginia, to Emma in Litchfield, Connecticut, discussing the celebration in camp during the 4th of July and for recent victories such as the capture of Vicksburg and Battle of Gettysburg. Letter, 11 July 1861, from James [-----] of Fairfax County, Virginia, to his sister "Puss" announcing the arrival of a new son; help of a physician from the 6th Alabama Regiment; preparation of Confederate troops at Manassas, Virginia; military movements in Fairfax County; sharpshooters; and news of their father from Alexandria, Virginia. The writer notes that there is Unionist sentiment in Richmond and many would welcome the Union army. ] in Richmond, Virginia, concerning the probable fall of Petersburg, Virginia, and the probable evacuation of Richmond to the Union army. Robert comments that he is suffering from jaundice, but is getting better; notes that the guard arrested some cavalrymen for a disturbance in a barber shop; states that citizens seeking passes must take the oath of allegiance; and asks for a pair of boots. ] from Robert [-----] to his brother John about serving as a member of the provost guard for Winchester, Virginia. He also laments the destruction at Fredericksburg, Virginia, but expresses his belief that General Burnside's campaign will ultimately capture Richmond.