Tag Archives: Annapolis

28 March 1865: “I am once more a free man, Thank God!”

Item Description: Stephen Tippet Andrews served in the 85th New York Infantry Regiment during the War. In Spring 1864 he was captured by the confederates and imprisoned in Columbia. This letter was written upon his release. He describes his escape from prison … Continue reading

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10 January 1862: Burnside Expedition rumors

Item Description:  Newspaper article “The Burnside Expedition” from The Daily Journal (Wilmington, N. C.), page 2 column 2. Transcription: The following account of the Burnside expedition was intended to have been inserted in yesterday’s Journal, and was so referred to … Continue reading

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29 December 1861: “I have got to fat to run quite so fast as I used to run after the hens, but I can’t find any boddy that can out run me now.”

Item description: Letter, 29 December 1861, written by Jeremiah Stetson, from Annapolis, Maryland, to his wife Abbie F. “Happy” Stetson, in Hanson, Massachusetts. Stetson wrote of training maneuvers, the resolution of a debt owed to him, and of missing his … Continue reading

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1 December 1861: “Old letters and old newspapers are not worth much so I will write again”

Item description: Letter written by Jeremiah Stetson, from Annapolis, Maryland, to his wife Abbie F. “Happy” Stetson, in Hanson, Massachusetts (1 December 1861). Item citation: From the Jeremiah Stetson Papers #5028-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina … Continue reading

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4 November 1861: “…had Refreshments provided by Citizens Ladies of Philadelphia at Soldier’s Refreshment saloon…”

Item description: Entry, dated 4 November 1861, from diary of Newton Wallace, Company I, 27th Massachusetts Volunteers. Wallace was born in Holland, Massachusetts, and was twenty years old at the time of his enlistment. [Editorial Note: Wallace and his regiment … Continue reading

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