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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.21.25
From Archive Folder Letters to Assistant Surgeon Henry F. McSherry of the U.S. Navy 
Title Anna McSherry to Henry F. McSherry regarding going to Memphis
Date 18 November 1863 or 1864
Author McSherry, Anna (b. 1833)  
Recipient McSherry, Henry F.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written by Anna to to her brother Henry. Saw by two previous letters that he was in Baltimore and Washington and was sorry he could not come up to visit the family. Asks to be kept informed of his movements. She knows Henry is eventually going to Memphis and she will send letters there. Is sorry he can't stop in St. Louis or Knoxville. Tells him that "I am afraid Memphis is a place of no intrest as to socialty or locality and you will have to look to other cities perhaps for your pleasantri[e]s [and] associations, but it is so much better than going to sea that I am inclined to look in the Memphis orders with great favor." Goes on to give him advice on what a lady thinks is gentleman-like. Makes reference to a horse their father is trying to have broken in. Tells him about a Major Corgain(?) who has a sick boy of three years old and cannot get an extended leave. Updates him on friends, neighbors, and family.
Subjects Surgeon  Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Navy  Woman Author  Women's History  Children and Family  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  Health and Medical  
People McSherry, Anna (b. 1833)  McSherry, Henry F. (b. 1837)  
Place written Martinsburg, West Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; Naval & Maritime
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 Sister  
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater