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Collection Reference Number GLC03974.29
From Archive Folder Collection of John H. Worcester, H company, 7th regiment, New Hampshire, Infantry 
Title Ann S. Abear to Mr and Mrs Worcester
Date 28 August 1863
Author Abear, Ann S. (fl.1863)  
Recipient Worcester, John N.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Injury or Wound  Death  Children and Family  Women's History  Patriotism  Slavery  Abolition  Liberty  Woman Author  
People Worcester, John H. (1839-1863)  
Place written New Ipswich, New Hampshire
Theme The American Civil War; Children & Family; Women in American History; Slavery & Abolition
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Unit 7th New Hampshire Infantry, H Company