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Collection Reference Number GLC04662.052
From Archive Folder Charles E. Walbridge Collection 
Title Charles E. Walbridge to his mother mentioning his sawmill, the progress of the canal and the army's Christmas barrage on Charleston
Date 25 December 1863
Author Walbridge, Charles E. (b. 1842)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description The army celebrated Christmas with an artillery barrage on the city of Charleston. As a result a fire broke out in the city which burned for 11 hours. The rebels fired back, hit a gun boat and killed three people. He is applying for leave, but does not want to get his hopes up. His sawmill is running but needs a new boiler. He mentions the progress of the canal.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Wartime Pillaging and Destruction  Artillery  Battle of Charleston  Battle  Death  Confederate States of America  Navy  Infantry  Building Construction  Canals  Industry  Mill  Forestry  
People Walbridge, Charles E. (fl. 1842-1866)  
Place written Folly Island, South Carolina
Theme The American Civil War; Merchants & Commerce; Industry; Naval & Maritime
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