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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.18.24
From Archive Folder Collection of Charles C. Morey, E company, 2nd regiment, Vermont, infantry 
Title Charles C. Morey to his parents regarding being shot in the leg
Date 25 August 1864
Author Morey, Charles Carroll (fl. 1830-1865)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description References battle of Charlestown, Virginia. Provides full account of being shot in the leg by "Johnnie Rebs." Describes the circumstances surrounding the shooting and deaths of other members of the Union army. Provides a description of the hospital and hospital rooms in which he was staying.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Injury or Wound  Battle  Confederate States of America  Death  Hospital  
People Morey, Charles Carroll (fl. 1830-1865)  
Place written Baltimore, Maryland
Theme The American Civil War; Health & Medicine
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