A Guide to the Civil War Union Soldier's Letters, 1865 Civil War Union Soldier's Letters Ms1993-005

A Guide to the Civil War Union Soldier's Letters, 1865

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1993-005


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Collection Number
Civil War Union Soldier's Letters, 1865
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder

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Scope and Content

Three letters from Washburn (last name unknown), a Union soldier in the 14th Massachusetts Battery in the Civil War, to his brother and mother. Washburn writes in April and May 1865 from various places in Virginia about rumors of the soldiers being mustered out of service, souvenir hunters buying up Confederate money, and the effects of the war on the town of Petersburg, Virginia.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Petersburg (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865