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Letter to Margaret Sturgis, aboard the Achilles, Washington D.C
To Mother. The ship and crew are in Washington pending orders, though Sturgis does not think they are more likely to move anytime soon. Barges they were scheduled to tow were deemed not to be sea worthy, and now they only have the ponóten. Mentions Captain Hennessey and the steamer
<i>James Guy</i>. All boats ordered down to Alexandria, except for the
<i>Townley</i>. They were ordered to take on Gen. Franklin’s division to Fortress Monroe. Pistols fired off every morning
"like the Fourth of July". Sturgis took time to see his cousins and aunt. Has not seen the
<i>May Queen</i>, or
<i>South America</i> in a while, and supposes they are lost.
- 1862 March 21
- 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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