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Letter to Margaret Sturgis, aboard the Achilles, Fort Monroe, VA
To Mother. Sturgis just returned from Norfolk, which was taken by Union forces. The
<i>Achilles</i> was ordered up to Norfolk shortly after the city was taken, and was the second ship to arrive after the
<i>Victory</i>. As the ship travelled up Sewells Point, they passed President Abraham Lincoln aboard the steamer
<i>King Phillip</i>. The crew gave the president three cheers as they went by, and President Abraham Lincoln took off his hat and bowed. Sturgis describes the celebration when they arrived in the city, and the view of the guns on Canary Island. Upon passing the
<i>Monitor</i> Sturgis found out from the crew that the
<i>Merrimack</i> was sunk just below Canary Island. Sturgis describes what the crew of the
<i>Monitor</i> said about the battle that occurred as well as the look and price of various food items after going ashore and the appearance of the city.
- 1862 May 11
- 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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