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Collection Reference Number GLC03696.11
From Archive Folder Collection of Asa Smith, K company, 16th regiment, Massachusetts, infantry 
Title Asa Smith to his mother regarding the death of his sister and noting the movement of some military ships
Date 2 February 1862
Author Smith, Asa (fl. 1861-1862)  
Recipient Smith, Ann  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description to mother [Ann Smith] The men took up a collection to replace the twenty-three dollars he lost, and he says, "It came unexpected but was welcome and shows a good feeling towards me that pleases me much." He sent fifteen dollars home to avoid losing it again. He responds to the news of Carrie's death [his sister] and the receipt of a book from home. Rum in camp caused a scuffle between some soldiers. He notes the movement of some military ships. Numbered in pencil "47."
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Infantry  Soldier's Pay  Charity and Philanthropy  Children and Family  Women's History  Death  Literature and Language Arts  Navy  Alcohol  
People Smith, Asa (fl. 1861-1862)  
Place written Camp Hamilton, Hampton, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; Naval & Maritime; Children & Family; Women in American History; Arts & Literature
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