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Isaac C. Richardson letters, 1862-1865.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Creator: Richardson, Isaac C., fl. 1862-1865.
Collection number: 3033
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Abstract: Letters, 1862-1865, from Richardson, a Union soldier with the 10th New Hampshire regiment, serving in Virginia, to his wife Esther Richardson, written in the form of diary entries each covering several days. Richardson discussed marches, camp life, skirmishes, church services, the areas around Yorktown and Newport News, and other matters.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: In a letter dated 28 April 1863, Richardson describes a contraband camp called Unionville,  outside of Suffolk, Va., filled with some three thousand formerly enslaved men and women.

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