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Letter to Captain Russell Sturgis, aboard the Achilles, White House, VA
To Father. Sturgis engaged another two men to replace the ones that left but still needs a deckhand and engineer. The crew is well and satisfied, and the cooks are clean and use up the stores efficiently. Sturgis thinks they will be staying until Richmond is taken and then ordered up the James River. He has decided to wait on the third certificate, since the ship may be sent home. The decks of the ship began to open from the heat and had to be varnished. Sturgis expects a great battle will soon commence, based on the amount of wounded men coming in every hour.
- 1862 June 1
- Sturgis, Appleton, 1842-1900
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- 0.45 Cubic Feet 72 items Page one of the letter is covered in a mylar sleeve due to poor condition. Page one of the letter is covered in a mylar sleeve due to poor condition and some disintegration. The first and last pages of the letter are covered in mylar sleeves due to poor condition and some disintegration. The first page and the last two pages of the letter are covered in mylar sleeves due to poor condition and some disintegration. Letter is covered in a mylar sleeve due to poor condition and some disintegration. Document is covered in a mylar sleeve due to poor condition and some disintegration.
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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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