A Guide to the William C. White Letter, 1981 White, William C. Letter Ms1989-098

A Guide to the William C. White Letter, 1981

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Collection Number Ms1989-098


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Collection Number
William C. White Letter, 1861
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
White, William C.

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Scope and Content

Soldier in Company H of the 69th Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment during the Civil War. Recruited in Philadelphia on August 19, 1861; mustered out August 27, 1864. Letter written November 20, 1861, to his parents from Camp Monocacy, Maryland. Writes that it is hard to get French leave because there are patrols on every road around the camp, and that many have deserted from his company due to the lack of whiskey.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865