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Wilkinson, Frederick W. (fl. 1861-1863) to Amanda Wilkinson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.13.032 Author/Creator: Wilkinson, Frederick W. (fl. 1861-1863) Place Written: Detroit, Michigan Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 January 1862 Pagination: 1 p. : envelope ; 14.5 x 19.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Is excited to write that he is in Detroit, Michigan and much closer to her. He adds that he has been ordered to Port Huron, Michigan and will return either the last day of this week or the first of next week. Writes in a post-script that if she needs him to send him a telegraph.

Background Information: Frederick Wilkinson was a resident of Kalamazoo County, Michigan when he enlisted on 10 May 1861 as a Sergeant. On 25 May 1861 he mustered into "K" Company of the Michigan 2nd Infantry. He ...was promoted to 1st Sergeant and later to 2nd Lieutenant on 1 December 1861. Wilkinson was discharged for promotion on 14 January 1863. Also on that day he was transferred to "G" Company of the Michigan 2nd Infantry. He resigned on 30 June 1863.See More

People: Wilkinson, Frederick W. fl. 1861-1863

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterMarriageWomen's HistoryTelegraph

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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