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Letter to Margaret Sturgis, Ordinance Office, New Orleans, LA
To Mother. January 5: Sturgis gives a detailed account of the battle at Galveston: all the soldiers in the 240th were killed, and the
<i>Westfield</i> ran aground and was blown up by the
<i>Mary Bradshaw</i>, killing Commander Renshaw and his officers. Sturgis lists the ships lost in the battle and the number of men killed. January 6: The Ordinance Office was nearly blown up the previous night. Sturgis describes how the plot to destroy it was discovered and foiled. Sturgis provides drawing of store room area; explains what weaponry was there and its value; and describes how the bomb was made.
- 1863 January 5-6
- 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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