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Collection Reference Number GLC03696.06
From Archive Folder Collection of Asa Smith, K company, 16th regiment, Massachusetts, infantry 
Title Asa Smith to his sister regarding the mutiny of southern regiments
Date 17 November 1861
Author Smith, Asa (fl. 1861-1862)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description He writes that he heard southern regiments mutinied by Norfolk when they were not allowed to go to the defense of their states and said they would only fight under "the stars and stripes." A hard-of-hearing Union sergeant was accidentally shot by his own sentry when he failed to respond to the cry. He hopes he will be ordered to Beaufort. He reports that German scouts saw "2000 rebels" nearby and says if the Confederates attack Newport News, "they will get awfully whipped." The chaplain saw Senators Mason and Slidell. The men badly need new pants. Smith received letters from Wallace and others. Numbered in pencil "25."
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Infantry  Confederate States of America  American Flag  Mutiny  Health and Medical  Injury or Wound  Immigration and Migration  Religion  Clothing and Accessories  Trent Affair  Diplomacy  Prisoner of War  
People Smith, Asa (fl. 1861-1862)  
Place written Camp Hamilton, Hampton, 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