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Hollingsworth, William T. (fl. 1861-1862) to James H. Hollingsworth

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00653.20.03 Author/Creator: Hollingsworth, William T. (fl. 1861-1862) Place Written: Roanoke Island, North Carolina Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 October 1861 Pagination: 6 p. : envelope ; 20.4 x 12.7 cm.

Writes to his brother. Notes he has been offered an office with the Medical Corps with the ranking of Sergeant Major. Reports intermittent & remittent fever, pneumonia, bronchitis, measles and mumps are the chief illnesses in camp. Draft transcript is available.

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