Mortimer, Caleb C.E. (1835-1862) to his wife
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01898.12 Author/Creator: Mortimer, Caleb C.E. (1835-1862) Place Written: Hall's Hill, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 December 1861 Pagination: 4 p. ; 24.5 x 19.5 cm.
Writes about what the regiments did to celebrate Christmas, including a burlesque parade and a band. Describes building winter quarters and a guard house. Written from Camp Follett. Stationary embossed "Congress A.P. Co."
Caleb Mortimer enlisted on 5 September 1861 as a 1st Lieutenant and was commissioned into the Massachusetts 3rd Light Artillery. He was wounded at Gaines' Mill, Virginia on 27 June 1862 and died the next day.
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