Blackman, James A. (fl. 1861-1865) to Mary Blackman
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02159.04 Author/Creator: Blackman, James A. (fl. 1861-1865) Place Written: [Fairfax], Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 September 1862 Pagination: 3 p. : envelope ; 20.5 x 13 cm.
Writes to his mother. Speaks of the heavy load they have to carry; knapsacks, water, their guns and rounds. Stationary of the Headquarters 7th reg. R.I. Vol., Col. Z.R. Bliss. With an image of the United States Capital. Written in pencil.
James A. Blackman served in the Rhode Island 7th Infantry from September 1862 to October 1863. He was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps, 23rd Regiment on 29 October 1863 where he served until the end of the war.
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