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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.20.23
From Archive Folder Collection of Andrew Knox, B company, 1st regiment, Connecticut, heavy artillery 
Title Andrew Knox to Sarah Knox regarding the Christian faith of his African American servant William
Date 9 January 1865
Author Knox, Andrew (b. 1835)  
Recipient Knox, Sarah  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Knox writes to his wife from a camp outside Petersburg, Virginia. Tells her not to send anymore shirts, he will buy government shirts and stockings even though they are not as good as hers. States there is plenty of good whiskey available to them for two dollars seventy five cents per gallon. Writes about a visit with his "...coloured servant William..." Says they discussed religion and William is "...a modle of a Christian man." Mentions a possible move to Wilmington, Virginia. Informs of constant shelling and dangerous conditions.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Military Uniforms  Clothing and Accessories  Finance  Military Supplies  Alcohol  Servant  Freemen  Contrabands  African American History  Religion  Artillery  Battle of Petersburg  
People Knox, Andrew (b. 1835)  Knox, Sarah (b. 1842)  
Place written Petersburg, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; African Americans; Religion
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Knox enlisted 3 December 1861 in Connecticut as a 2nd Lieutenant. He mustered into "B" Co., CT. 1st Heavy Artillery.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Wife  
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater  
Civil War: Unit 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, B company