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Collection Reference Number GLC03696.15
From Archive Folder Collection of Asa Smith, K company, 16th regiment, Massachusetts, infantry 
Title Asa Smith to his mother reporting that his regiment is now under the command of General McClellan
Date 7 June 1862
Author Smith, Asa (fl. 1861-1862)  
Recipient Smith, Ann  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description to mother [Ann Smith] The regiment is now under the command of General McClellan. General Wool has stepped down. He says Wool was starting to show his age. They have no orders to go yet, but it seems to be coming soon. Col. [Peirce] is a "disgrace to the state, and the service" as he marches the men too hard in dangerously hot weather. Peirce was court-martialed but was returned to duty. Smith seems optimistic about the Union's battles. Numbered in pencil "81."
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Infantry  Union General  Court Martials and Courts of Inquiry  Military Law  
People Smith, Asa (fl. 1861-1862)  McClellan, George B. (1826-1885)  
Place written Suffolk, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; Law
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