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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection of Andrew Knox, B company, 1st regiment, Connecticut, heavy artillery
|Andrew Knox to Sarah Knox stating that he is not being kept busy and that men are dying from typhoid
|27 July 1864
|Knox, Andrew (b. 1835)
|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.
|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
|Knox, Andrew (b. 1835) Knox, Sarah (b. 1842)
|The American Civil War; Health & Medicine
|Papers and Images of the American Civil War
|Knox enlisted 3 December 1861 in Connecticut as a 2nd Lieutenant. He mustered into "B" Co., CT. 1st Heavy Artillery.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
|Civil War: Recipient Relationship
|Civil War: Theater of War
|Main Eastern Theater
|Civil War: Unit
|1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, B company