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Collection Reference Number GLC03696.10
From Archive Folder Collection of Asa Smith, K company, 16th regiment, Massachusetts, infantry 
Title Asa Smith to his sister praising the charater of Colonel Wyman
Date 20 October 1861
Author Smith, Asa (fl. 1861-1862)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description to sister He says there is nothing new to report except the arrival of more troops. One of the soldiers in Company C deserted and will either run to the "secesh camp" or be shot if he returns. He praises Colonel Wyman for his character, saying "for my part, I like him better every day." There are many ships in the shipyard, including a cigar company boat that is being used by the military. He received a letter from Wallace [his brother who enlisted in the Mass. 22nd], and Wallace is in good spirits. Numbered in pencil "18."
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Infantry  Desertion  Confederate States of America  Death Penalty  Death  Military Law  Navy  Tobacco and Smoking  Business and Finance  
People Smith, Asa (fl. 1861-1862)  
Place written Camp Hamilton, Hampton, Virginia
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: Unit Massachusetts 16th Regiment infantry, K company