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Collection Reference Number GLC04662.013
From Archive Folder Charles E. Walbridge Collection 
Title Charles E. Walbridge to his mother about his recovery and plans to return to his unit, via Washington
Date 25 August 1862
Author Walbridge, Charles E. (b. 1842)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description He is feeling better and expects to return to his unit in about a week. Since he does not know where they are, he will have to go to Washington to learn their location. A gang of men are putting up a large building, which Walbridge thinks may be a very large hospital. [The men may have been building the prisoner of war camp that would open on the island.] He claims it is a fine location in the summer but imagines the winter would be rather bleak.
Subjects Prisoner of War  Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Health and Medical  Hospital  Cholera  Building Construction  Prison Camp  
People Walbridge, Charles E. (fl. 1842-1866)  
Place written Point Lookout, Maryland
Theme The American Civil War; Health & Medicine
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: Recipient Relationship Mother  
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater  
Civil War: Unit 100th New York Volunteers, H Company