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Collection Reference Number GLC03696.07
From Archive Folder Collection of Asa Smith, K company, 16th regiment, Massachusetts, infantry 
Title Asa Smith to his mother asking her to stop reading his letters at the lyceum
Date 31 October 1861
Author Smith, Asa (fl. 1861-1862)  
Recipient Smith, Ann  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description to mother [Ann Smith] Companies A, C, and D marched to Newport News and saw white flags in house windows and a house on fire. The "great expedition" sailed, and he saw it in the paper and in person. Yesterday [October 30] there was a grand review, and Col. Wyman was in good shape. He received a bundle of papers and a letter from Wallace. A Lieut. Hagg [a friend from Massachusetts] told him that his letters were being read at the lyceum, and "if you [his mother] don't stop doing so, I am afraid that I shall have to stop writing." Numbered in pencil "21."
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Infantry  Surrender  Wartime Pillaging and Destruction  Firefighting  Navy  Military Camp  Children and Family  Women's History  
People Smith, Asa (fl. 1861-1862)  
Place written Camp Hamilton, Hampton, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; Women in American History
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: Unit Massachusetts 16th Regiment infantry, K company