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.
The subject of the letter includes, the officers tooth ache and extraction, his wifes tooth extraction and gold filling, being charged in error for light blue military pants, studying field and light artillery, and the 1864 election of William Alfred Buckingham as Governor of Connecticut.
Letter, 9 April 1864, from an unknown Union officer named Andrew, stationed at Fort Scott, Arlington, Virginia, to his wife Sarah.
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.
[-----] of the United States Navy to his mother describing a run his flotilla made to Fredericksburg, Virginia, to try to prevent Confederate forces from burning some vessels. Letter, 19 March 1863, from Tom [-----], a Union solder at Winchester, Virginia, to his mother, discussing a march to West Virginia to vote on the new state constitution, the illness of his father who is in the same company as the author, and the confiscation of a rebel wagon. history of the 17th Virginia regiment detailing the movements of the regiment in campaigns of 18. Topics covered include the weather, picket duty, skirmishes with the enemy, building fortifications, taking prisoners, and various battles in which the unit participated in at Suffolk, Glade Springs, New Bern, and Drewrys Bluff.
Butler (1818-1893) to construct a canal at Dutch Gap, thoughts on General William T. Letter, 1862, from Lucen [-----] in Richmond, Virginia, to his father, regarding the high prices of clothing and shoes, and his work and pay as a clerk in the Medical Directors office in Richmond. Contains descriptions of the number of soldiers aboard ship, the James River and the shoreline along the James River, food and living conditions aboard ship, and participation in military operations south of the James River between Petersburg and Richmond. 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.