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Collection Reference Number GLC04662.118
From Archive Folder Charles E. Walbridge Collection 
Title Charles E. Walbridge to his mother discussing his small pox vaccination, freed African Americans contracting with planters and a church service
Date 28 January 1866
Author Walbridge, Charles E. (b. 1842)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Does not think his family needs to worry about an outbreak of small pox near their house. He thinks his vaccination kept him from getting the disease, even though he was in the company of small pox victims on several occasions. He has been delayed from shipping goods that he bought in auction. The blacks in the area are contracting with the planters. He disliked a church service because it sounded a "little to[o] "Beechering' for my taste."
Subjects Disease  Medical History  Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Smallpox  Epidemic  Health and Medical  Business and Finance  Finance  Religion  Slavery  African American History  Freemen  Contract  
People Walbridge, Charles E. (fl. 1842-1866)  
Place written Newberne, North Carolina
Theme Reconstruction; Health & Medicine; African Americans; Religion
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: Unit 100th New York Volunteers, H Company