A Guide to the Fred Lyman Letter, 1861 Lyman, Fred LetterMs1991-043

A Guide to the Fred Lyman Letter, 1861

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Collection Number Ms1991-043


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Collection Number
Fred Lyman Letter, 1861
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Lyman, Fred

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Scope and Content

Union soldier, probably from New York, during the Civil War. Letter written December 8-9, 1861, from Miner's Hill, Virginia, to his brother and sister. Writes about the unusually warm weather they were experiencing, mistaking a hog for a Rebel, and his desire for a lieutenant's position in order to make more money.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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