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Collection Reference Number GLC03696.12
From Archive Folder Collection of Asa Smith, K company, 16th regiment, Massachusetts, infantry 
Title Asa Smith to his mother reporting that the Union does not have sufficient forces at this place
Date 31 May 1862
Author Smith, Asa (fl. 1861-1862)  
Recipient Smith, Ann  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description to mother [Ann Smith] He is feeling better now and his shakes are gone. The "mounted rifles" [cavalry] have arrived, and brought a "secesh" with them. Another squad of cavalry had a skirmish with 150 rebels and was overpowered. Eventually the Confederates retreated and the next day they found 7 dead horses in a pit on the road. The Union does not have sufficient forces at this place. He tells the story of a traitorous preacher. Numbered in pencil "79."
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Infantry  Health and Medical  Cavalry  Confederate States of America  Prisoner of War  Treason  Religion  
People Smith, Asa (fl. 1861-1862)  
Place written Suffolk, Virginia
Theme The American Civil War; Health & Medicine; Religion
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