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Collection Reference Number GLC04662.045
From Archive Folder Charles E. Walbridge Collection 
Title Charles E. Walbridge to his mother mentioning the ill health of a tent mate, his hopes to be paid soon and his disapproval of a corporal's promotion
Date 25 September 1863
Author Walbridge, Charles E. (b. 1842)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description A tent mate is ill. He hopes to be paid soon. He writes a list of clothing items he wishes to have sent to him. A corporal is promoted to 1st Lieutenant because he brought the colors back from the attack on Fort Wagner [7/14/1863]. "I like the idea of rewarding meritorious conduct, but he is no more fit to be a 1st Lieutenant, than I am to be Brigade General."
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Health and Medical  Soldier's Pay  American Flag  Battle  African American History  African American Troops  Clothing and Accessories  
People Walbridge, Charles E. (fl. 1842-1866)  
Place written Folly Island, South Carolina
Theme The American Civil War; African Americans; 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