Bauer, George Letter

George Bauer LetterMs.1993.022


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1993.022
Title
George Bauer Letter1864
Quantity
0.2 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Bauer, Georg
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

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Scope and Contents

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the George Bauer Letter by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).