Letter to Captain Russell Sturgis, aboard the Achilles, Chesapeake Bay, VA
To Father. May 15: Currently in the Chesapeake Bay, and Captain Andrews arrived safely. Sturgis will pay some of the crew tomorrow and discusses the possibility of getting new hands to replace those that leave when their time is up. Notes that all mail going to Old Point is opened by the Provost Guard, and lists things he needs to purchase for the ship. May 16: Sturgis arrived in Baltimore, reported to Q.M. Major Belger, and then went to the government ship yard to have boiler repairs on the
<i>Achilles</i>, which should take two to three days. Sturgis requests more money from father and lists his expenses. Will send a telegraph to father explaining where to send money.
- 1862 May 15-16
- 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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