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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.08.72 Author/Creator: Terry, Robert B. (fl. 1861-1865) Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 May 1863 Pagination: 2 p. : envelope ; 20.7 x 26.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Asks that his sister send another photograph of Lizzie, who is possibly a romantic prospect. Reports that the hospital only has 100 patients right now. Describes a recent parade put on by the Fire Department, noting that the mayor was there, as well as 300 policemen, two Fire Engines, two Hook & Ladders, and 150 Firemen. Written on stationery with "US Army General Hospital, Newton University, Baltimore" letterhead.

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 FamilyHospitalPhotographyFirefightingHolidays and Celebrations

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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