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Letter to Margaret Sturgis, 3rd Division of the 19th Army Corps, Port Hudson, LA

    To Mother. Sturgis is in a hospital bed in the tent of Captain Porter, Chief Q.M. to the division. He was shot in the right leg the day before during a battle he fought in along with General Pain’s division. General Pain and Lt. Pearce fell as well. Sturgis gives details about his injury and the battle. Believes he will be sent down to New Orleans in a few days. Describes the current battle going on, how they are being attacked in the rear by 4000, General Weitzel's march out into battle, and the truce that was refused by General Gardener.

Date

  • 1863 June 15

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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Publisher

  • University of Kentucky

Format

Identifier

  • 1997ms469

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