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Terry, Robert B. (fl. 1861-1865) to Father

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.08.09 Author/Creator: Terry, Robert B. (fl. 1861-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 26 July 1861 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 25 x 35.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes about their journey from Camp Wayne to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and into Maryland, where they are now. Comments on Baltimore having "some very nice buildings" and a "kind of mixed race of people, some union & some secessionist." Reports that "they had a Battle yesterday and are troops got defeated and the Rebels got possession of Fairfax." Informs his father that they are only 35 miles from the enemy, but he "hardly thinks we will marched against them yet a while for we are not drilled enough and would all be cut to pieces in about a hour." Asks that his father direct his letters to: Washington, in care of Captain Martins, Company K, 7 Regiment of Pennsylvania Reserved Volunteers. Written in pencil.

Background Information: Robert Terry enlisted on 4 June 1861 as a Private. He was mustered into "K" Co. PA 36th Infantry. He was discharged on 27 April 1865.

People: Terry, Robert B., fl. 1861-1865

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterChildren and FamilySecessionConfederate States of AmericaArchitectureBattleBattle of Bull Run

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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