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Collection Reference Number GLC04662.064
From Archive Folder Charles E. Walbridge Collection 
Title Charles E. Walbridge to his mother sending a rose and discussing torpedo attacks
Date 8 April 1864
Author Walbridge, Charles E. (b. 1842)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description He encloses a rose [included] that he picked near his house. His express box arrived almost two months after being sent, "There has been time enough I suppose for it to have reached Constantinople." He likes his new nightshirts. However, the pants are light blue, the color of regimental officers. He needs dark blue pants, the color of the general staff. The steamer "Maple Leaf" was blown up by torpedoes. General Hatch has organized "Boat infantry" to search for any additional torpedoes. Walbridge draws a small picture of a torpedo recovered by this detail and describes its mechanisms. [This is not included.] He was assigned to meet a group of Confederate officers, who had offered a flag of truce.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Gift  Clothing and Accessories  Uniforms  Navy  Steamboat  Ammunition  Weaponry  Artillery  Truce  Confederate States of America  
People Walbridge, Charles E. (fl. 1842-1866)  
Place written Jacksonville, Florida
Theme The American Civil War; Science, Technology, Invention; 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 Lower Seaboard Theater and Gulf Approach  
Civil War: Unit 100th New York Volunteers, H Company