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Collection Reference Number GLC09354.01
From Archive Folder Collection of Samuel Keyes of the 16th Massachusetts 
Title Aunt Lizzie to Annie
Date 14 February 1862
Recipient Hamilton, Annie M.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes that she is sad to hear about Sister Margo's death. Writes that they have had snow. Updates her with news about the baby.
Subjects Woman Author  Women's History  Civil War  Children and Family  Death  
Place written Salem, Massachusetts
Theme The American Civil War; Children & Family; Women in American History
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Folder Information: written by a private in the 16th Massachusetts Regiment. He describes actions in the Army of the Potomac from the troop buildup at Fort Monroe, initiating the Peninsula Campaign, to the Second Battle of Bull Run, where he was badly wounded. Comments on camp life, battles and commanders, and slaves. "The time I miss home the worst," he writes, "is when we are on picket … on a post in a dense wood liable to be shot at any moment, then is the time my mind wanders back to home and friends."
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Niece