A Guide to the Newport News, Virginia, Civil War Letter, 1864 Newport News, Virginia, Civil War Letter Ms1989-075

A Guide to the Newport News, Virginia, Civil War Letter, 1864

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Collection Number Ms1989-075


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Collection Number
Newport News, Virginia, Civil War Letter, 1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder

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Scope and Content

Letter from a Union corporal from Massachusetts in the Civil War. Writes to his brother at home, telling him that he will try for a commission when he soon returns on furlough. Has heard that there are a number of chances for commissions in colored regiments that the Governor of Massachusetts was raising, and he hopes to become an officer in one.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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