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Letter to Margaret Sturgis, aboard the North Star, Baton Rouge, LA
To Mother. December 18: General Banks and staff entered the steamer to go up to the city. General Banks appointed to succeed General Butler. When they reached the levee Lieutenant Hill received orders to establish a depot at Baton Rouge, and ordered to take possession of the Ordinance Office. Sturgis visited the new St. Charles Hotel, and later met with with Colonel Chickering to volunteer for the 1st Massachusett. He describes his uniform and what occured during drill. Illustrated map of the area near Baton Rouge where the battle field was located. December 19: Sturgis was kept awake with false alarms throughout the night and describes sleeping in the field. The
<i>Pocahontas</i> arrived with stores and horses.
- 1862 December 18-19
- Sturgis, Appleton, 1842-1900
- Appleton Sturgis papers | collection guide | more from this collection
- 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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