He also discusses harvesting of local fruits and berries and fishing. Letters, 8-, from James [-----], a Union sharpshooter in Suffolk, Virginia, to Emeline, commenting on his broken rifle and the need to get it repaired, orders to destroy railroad tracks from Carrsville to Suffolk before Confederate forces can do the same, and the help that Chaplin Hyde has been to the morale of his camp. View the catalog record [Confederate States of America. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 17th.] Extract from mss. Entries describe the regiments marches through Fredericksburg, Petersburg, Ivor Station, Suffolk, Chesterfield County, Caroline County, Culpeper Court House, Winchester, Front Royal, and Washington County, Virginia, and into Tennessee and North Carolina. View the catalog record [Confederate States of America. Burnside (1824-1881), and sending other news including information on the sick and dead. Extracts from a history, December 1864, of the 17th Virginia Infantry, detailing the movements of the unit during the period 14 February 1863 to 25 June 1864. Records concern raising and organizing troops in Virginia and Maryland, appointment of officers, construction of fortifications, dispatching of troops and supplies, the military use and defense of railroads, the capture and removal of machinery at the Harpers Ferry arsenal, and efforts to defend Richmond and Manassas Junction. Letter, 15 December 1862, from Samuel [-----] in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to his brother serving in the Union army, congratulating his brother on his promotion and requesting money to help settle an estate. He comments that the girls of Fredericksburg are very pretty and he regrets that the flotilla is returning to the Potomac River.
Letter, 9 April 1864, from an unknown Union officer named Andrew, stationed at Fort Scott, Arlington, Virginia, to his wife Sarah.
He asks about his children and adds that he has not received any letters from his wife.
He wonders when fighting between the armies might commence.
Letter, 5-, from a soldier in the 33rd Battery New York Battery Light Artillery, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, who was sailing up the James River on the ship Rip Van Winkle and subsequently fighting between Petersburg and Richmond.
Letter, 9 June 1862, from Newton [-----], Ropers Mills, Virginia, to his brother Robert, describing action in the battle of Seven Pines and Fair Oaks, Virginia.
The Navy had received information from runaway slaves, but the Navy was too late to prevent the burning, and that Confederate forces had burned other vessels and some bridges during a retreat. Tom also requests socks, letter paper, envelopes, a necktie, and a knife. View the catalog record [Confederate States of America.