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Letter to Margaret Sturgis, aboard the Achilles, Chesapeake Bay, VA
To Mother. The
<i>Achilles</i> will be at Fort Monroe by tomorrow. Sturgis attempted to find a new cook in Washington, but had no success. The ship was ordered to tow several vessels bound for Hatteras:
<i>Susan Duncan</i>, four schooners
<i>Dean G. Higgins</i>,
<i>John Farrow</i>. The vessels held troops for part of Van Allen’s, 3rd New York Cavalry, and the
<i>Achilles</i> is scheduled to stop at Fort Monroe to pick up soldiers from General Wools to reinforce General Burnside. The
<i>Achilles</i> is currently under the order of Lieutenant Colonel Mix and staff, who are aboard the
<i>John Farrow</i>. Sturgis describes the men of the 3rd N.Y. Cavalry, and how they drill and spar on the decks of the ships. While the ship and crew were anchored at Piney Point, they took leisure time and ate oysters.
- 1862 May 2
- Sturgis, Appleton, 1842-1900
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Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Peninsular Campaign, 1862
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence.
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical and sanitary affairs
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
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