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Collection Reference Number GLC03742.08
From Archive Folder Letter from the Smith family to Asa Smith 
Title Ann Smith to Asa Smith regarding the wounding of a mutual acquaintance
Date 20 July 1862
Author Smith, Ann ( fl. 1862)  
Recipient Smith, Asa  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written by Ann Smith to her brother Asa Smith in the Union Army. Says she is glad he is doing well. Says "I try & try to imagine how you look but don't succeed very well - If I could only see you for a little while." Goes on to say that "I tell Mother I'm prouder than ever of you." Says Lieutenant H.L. Potter of the 20th regiment has been back home now for a week because of a wound in his leg. Says "he was in the same hospital with you a week or more - he wishes he had seen you." Says that their brother William Wallace Smith was lucky to avoid injury. Is sending him a copy of a newspaper that printed his letter. She says everyone was delighted with it and his bravery. The letter has been cut in the center fold and the two pages are separate.
Subjects Prisoner of War  Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Woman Author  Women's History  Children and Family  Injury or Wound  Hospital  Journalism  Bravery  Battle  
People Smith, Ann ( fl. 1862)  Smith, Asa (fl. 1861-1862)  
Place written s.l.
Theme The American Civil War; Health & Medicine
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Brother  
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater