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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.18.14
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles C. Morey, E company, 2nd regiment, Vermont, infantry 
Title Charles C. Morey to his parents describing in detail his march from Cold Harbor
Date 19 June 1864
Author Morey, Charles Carroll (fl. 1830-1865)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes from camp outside of the city of Petersburg. References General Ulysses S. Grant's suggestion to consolidate regiment into six companies. Describes, in detail, the troops' five-day march from Cold Harbor to present location. Expects hard fighting at Petersburg. Comments on fighting of African American soldiers: "The negro troops were engaged yesterday and did splendid service they are just as good soldiers as we have in the field they are well disciplined and make a good appearance and command the respect of the white soldiers…"
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Travel  Union General  Battle  Battle of Petersburg  African American History  African American Troops  Confederate States of America  
People Morey, Charles Carroll (fl. 1830-1865)  Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) (1822-1885)  
Place written s.l.
Theme African Americans; The American Civil War
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Charles C. Morey enlisted as a Corporal on 22 April 1861 (mustered into E Company on 20 June 1861), and was promoted to Full Sergeant on 10 February 1862. The following December he was promoted to Full Sergeant 1st Class and on 31 January 1864 reenlisted in the Union Army. He was promoted twice during 1864, first to Full Lieutenant 1st Class (20 June) and then to Full Captain (24 June 24-effective 31 January 1865). He was wounded in battle at Charles Town, West Virginia (21 August 1864), and killed at Petersburg, Virginia on 2 April 1865.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Mother  Father  
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater  
Civil War: Unit 2nd Vermont infantry, E company  
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