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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.21.37
From Archive Folder Letters to Assistant Surgeon Henry F. McSherry of the U.S. Navy 
Title Anna McSherry to Henry F. McSherry regarding the attack on Fort Miller
Date 21 January 1865
Author McSherry, Anna (b. 1833)  
Recipient McSherry, Henry F.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written by Anna to her brother Henry. Not signed, but handwriting matches previous signed letters by Anna. References receiving Henry's previous letter. Thought the danger he was in was over, but then they heard about the attack on Fort Fisher and they started to worry again. Hopes to hear he is alright. Tells him of the death of what appears to be a neighbor. Updates him on many friends and family members. Says she read reports of the stormy weather by him. Tells him "I think it is wonderful the fleet ships will not suffer more. I expect the loss of life was very great. I know you will do all you can for those who are stil living and suffering, poor wounded men." Goes on to say "I can see you have just as much of the command in your department saving life as any admiral that causes the destruction of it." Stains and fading from what appears to be water.
Subjects Surgeon  Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Navy  Woman Author  Women's History  Death  Fortification  Battle  Injury or Wound  Confederate States of America  Health and Medical  
People McSherry, Anna (b. 1833)  McSherry, Henry F. (b. 1837)  
Place written s.l.
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