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Knox, Andrew (b. 1835) to Sarah Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.20.06 Author/Creator: Knox, Andrew (b. 1835) Place Written: Arlington, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 September 1862 Pagination: 4 p. ; 20.6 x 26.2 cm.

Knox writes to his wife from Fort Scott in Virginia. Expresses pleasure at receiving her letters, and the Herald and Danbury newspapers. Reports he has seen nephew George and he is very thin. States the rebels will have to capture the forts before they can take Washington, D.C. and is confident that will not happen due to the determination of the men in his company. Refers to the conflict between Union Generals George B. McClellan and John Pope. Remarks that "the troops of Gen. Pope when they came in look more like a mob than disciplined soldiers." Expresses confidence in the superiority of Union General George B. McClellan's ability to lead. Informs he has an inflamed eye. Says he misses the baby, "...but our country calls louder than ever to support her in this great trial."

Knox enlisted 3 December 1861 in Connecticut as a 2nd Lieutenant. He mustered into "B" Co., CT. 1st Heavy Artillery.

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