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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.20.14
From Archive Folder Collection of Andrew Knox, B company, 1st regiment, Connecticut, heavy artillery 
Title Andrew Knox to Sarah Knox stating that he is not being kept busy and that men are dying from typhoid
Date 27 July 1864
Author Knox, Andrew (b. 1835)  
Recipient Knox, Sarah  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Knox writes to his wife from camp outside Petersburg, Virginia. Complains about the lack of letters from her. Expresses anxiety about her well-being. Suspects the siege has not begun yet. States he is not kept busy enough, and they cannot get the rebels to fire a shell at their battery. Claims he has never missed her more. Reports he has a severe cold. Mentions two men in the company died of typhoid fever. Letter continues on 28 July 1864. Says the rebels opened fire and he had to return fire for two hours which silenced them.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Women's History  Marriage  Battle of Petersburg  Artillery  Confederate States of America  Love Letters  Mental Health  Disease  Death  Typhoid Fever  Health and Medical  
People Knox, Andrew (b. 1835)  Knox, Sarah (b. 1842)  
Place written Petersburg, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; Health & Medicine
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