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Knox, Andrew (b. 1835) to Sarah Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.20.23 Author/Creator: Knox, Andrew (b. 1835) Place Written: Petersburg, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 January 1865 Pagination: 2 p. ; 25.1 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Knox writes to his wife from a camp outside Petersburg, Virginia. Tells her not to send anymore shirts, he will buy government shirts and stockings even though they are not as good as hers. States there is plenty of good whiskey available to them for two dollars seventy five cents per gallon. Writes about a visit with his "...coloured servant William..." Says they discussed religion and William is "...a modle of a Christian man." Mentions a possible move to Wilmington, Virginia. Informs of constant shelling and dangerous conditions.

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

People: Knox, Andrew, fl. 1835
Knox, Sarah (b. 1842)

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterMilitary UniformsClothing and AccessoriesFinanceMilitary SuppliesAlcoholServantFreemenContrabandsAfrican American HistoryReligionArtilleryBattle of Petersburg

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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