A Guide to the Rufus P. Stanick Letter, 1863 Stanick, Rufus P. Letter Ms1990-003

A Guide to the Rufus P. Stanick Letter, 1863

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Collection Number Ms1990-003


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Collection Number
Rufus P. Stanick Letter, 1863
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Stanick, Rufus P.

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Scope and Content

Captain in the 13th New Hampshire Infantry in the Civil War. Letter written January 5 and 6, 1863, from camp opposite Fredericksburg, after the Fredericksburg campaign. Writes about a grand review of General Edwin Sumner's Grand Division of 50,000 men by General Ambrose E. Burnside, and the depletion of the New Hampshire ranks. Remarks that the infantry chaplain rarely has services and is never seen around the camp.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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