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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.26.17
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles Woolston, 3rd regiment, Pennsylvania, cavalry 
Title Benjamin A. Woolston to Maria Woolston stating the doctor believe Charles will pull through and giving instructions on running the farm
Date 9 June 1865
Author Woolston, Benjamin A. (fl. 1864-1865)  
Recipient Woolston, Maria  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes to his wife about their son, Charles Woolston, a soldier sick with typhoid fever in the hospital whom he went to go visit. Informs that Charley is about the same, still very sick but the doctor thinks he will pull through. Received a letter from her and was happy to get it. Gives her some instructions on running the farm. On stationary of the U.S. Christian Commission. Written and signed in pencil but includes a few other B. A. Woolston signatures in ink as well as Maria Woolston's address in what appears to be another hand. On stationary of the U. S. Christian Commission.
Subjects Children and Family  Women's History  Union Forces  Military History  Civil War  Disease  Health and Medical  Typhoid Fever  Hospital  Finance  Charity and Philanthropy  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  
People Woolston, Benjamin A. (fl. 1864-1865)  Woolston, Maria (fl. 1864-1865)  Woolston, Charles (fl. 1864-1865)  
Place written Richmond, Virginia
Theme Health & Medicine; Children & Family; The American Civil War; Women in American History
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Charles Woolston enlisted as a private on 7 October 1864 in Company U, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Pennsylvania.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Wife  
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater  
Civil War: Unit 3rd Pennsylvania cavalry, U Company