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Letter to Margaret Sturgis, Ordinance Office, New Orleans, LA

    To Mother. Sturgis describes mail and mail travel and the return of General Emery’s expedition. There is discord in the city from the lack of discipline on the part of General Banks, and had difficulty keeping the rebel citizens in line during a prisoner exchange at the levee. Sturgis writes about his opinions of slaves and "darkeys", the treatment of black officers and the hard feelings between them and the white officers. The rebels attempted another bombing, this time in the navy, but failed.

Date

  • 1863 February 20

Creator

  • Sturgis, Appleton, 1842-1900

Language

  • English

Collection

Appleton Sturgis papers | collection guide | more from this collection

Description

  • 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

Publisher

  • University of Kentucky

Format

Identifier

  • 1997ms469

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