The Resource Albert J. Persons letter to his brother [Chauncey H.?] Persons, (manuscript)

Albert J. Persons letter to his brother [Chauncey H.?] Persons, (manuscript)

Label
Albert J. Persons letter to his brother [Chauncey H.?] Persons, 1863 January 28
Title
Albert J. Persons letter to his brother [Chauncey H.?] Persons
Inclusive dates
1863 January 28
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Language
eng
Summary
Persons writes of his experiences in the Second Battle of Bull Run, including hard marching on dusty roads, hunger, sickness and pain, loss of teeth, five days walking and sleeping in open from Centerville to Alexandria to reach a hospital, and being haunted by the past after his recovery. He mentions loss of clothes and other personal possessions, offers of help from strangers, and the good fortune that he had a little money to buy food
Biographical or historical data
Member of the 94th New York Infantry, Company G; later taken prisoner at Weldon's Railroad, August 1864, paroled in March of 1865 and exchanged in June.
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VA@
Label
Albert J. Persons letter to his brother [Chauncey H.?] Persons, (manuscript)
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Transcript available.
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1
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SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Byrd Fund, 2010/2011.
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u5222233
Type of unit
item.

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