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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.08.34 Author/Creator: Terry, Robert B. (fl. 1861-1865) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 March 1862 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 24.3 x 39.5 cm.

In the first portion of the letter, he reports to his father from Hunter Mills, [Virginia]. Notes that Centreville, Manassas Junction, and Winchester are in their possession. Mentions that the road through Richmond is now open, and that they have also taken control of a railroad. Informs his father that they are currently staying at a railroad station called Hunter Station, which is located near the Harry Bready Farm, possibly owned by family friends. States that he went over to General George McCall's headquarters to get a pass so that he could go past the picket lines. Indicates that he had a conversation with an Isaiah Hunter who "was quite surprised to see me." In the second portion of the letter, dated 13 March, addresses his sister, relaying to her that he has been moving around a great deal lately.

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.

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