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.
[-----], hospital, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, in Louisa County, Virginia, to his wife, possibly in North Carolina, regarding his work in the 2nd Corps hospital in Louisa County, noting one patient with smallpox, and commenting that the overall number of sick in the hospital is down. Billie also comments on his duties and other military matters.
Letter, 2 January 1865, from a soldier named Billie at Petersburg, Virginia, to his sister Maggie describing the wintery weather conditions around Petersburg during the siege of 1864-1865.
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.
Letter, 23 July 1893, discusses the unveiling of the Confederate soldiers monument in Nottoway County, at which General Fitzhugh Lee (1835-1905) spoke.
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.
He asks about his children and adds that he has not received any letters from his wife.
He wonders when fighting between the armies might commence.
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.