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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.13.052 Author/Creator: Wilkinson, Frederick W. (fl. 1861-1863) Place Written: Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 July 1862 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 20.2 x 12.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Written near Harrison's Landing, Virginia to his wife. Is happy that his sister, Wink, could visit his mother and notes that it will make both of them happy. States that they are getting a new regiment ready and comments that the work is dull and lonesome. He will try to send money as soon as he can. Says that he has not been out of the camp for a while and thinks the army will stay in this position during the summer and winter. Complains that they have inspections and reviews twice a day and that the men are sick of it. He has received his first tent since he left Michigan which gives him great comfort. Asks her to report the price for which she sold their old house, and the price she paid for the new house. Asks for some information about the house, how her room is furnished, and what kind of carpet is on the floor. Sends his love to his family.

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 LetterChildren and FamilyWomen's HistorySoldier's PayFinanceMilitary CampLand TransactionFinanceHome FurnishingsMarriage

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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