A Guide to the George Bauer Letter, 1864 Bauer, George Letter Ms1993-022

A Guide to the George Bauer Letter, 1864

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Collection Number Ms1993-022


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1993-022
Title
George Bauer Letter, 1864
Physical Characteristics
0.2 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Bauer, Georg
Language
English

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Scope and Content

Union soldier during the Civil War, writing from Spotsylvania Courthouse on May 20, 1864, to his daughter, about the many battles he had fought in and the presence of the Confederates in the immediate area. Bauer was a native German speaker and the English in his letter is heavily Germanized (ex. shuding duks for shooting ducks). Bauer was killed two months later in the Battle of Monocacy. Transcript available. Collection also includes a daguerreotype of an identified man.


Subjects and Indexing Terms

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