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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection of John H. Worcester, H company, 7th regiment, New Hampshire, Infantry
|Ann S. Abear to Mr and Mrs Worcester
|28 August 1863
|Abear, Ann S. (fl.1863)
|Worcester, John N.
|Letter from John H. Worcester's former landlady to his parents, sending her sympathies on the news of his death. Includes rousing support for the cause of the Union and liberty.
|Civil War Military History Union Forces Injury or Wound Death Children and Family Women's History Patriotism Slavery Abolition Liberty Woman Author
|Worcester, John H. (1839-1863)
|New Ipswich, New Hampshire
|The American Civil War; Children & Family; Women in American History; Slavery & Abolition
|Papers and Images of the American Civil War
|Folder Information: The collection includes documents and letters written to the Worcester family, especially the father, John, from Lieutenant John H. Worcester and his younger brother Charles H. Worcester. John was wounded at Fort Wagner, South Carolina, and taken prisoner. He was later exchanged and died from gangrene while aboard a hospital steamer. Charles survived Fort Wagner because he had been sick in hospital during the battle. Most of the war letters are written from St. Augustine, Florida or Follys Island, South Carolina.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
|Civil War: Unit
|7th New Hampshire Infantry, H Company