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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03696.07 Author/Creator: Smith, Asa Place Written: Camp Hamilton, Hampton, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 31 October 1861 Pagination: 4 p. ; 20.2 x 12.5 cm.

Summary of Content: to mother [Ann Smith] Companies A, C, and D marched to Newport News and saw white flags in house windows and a house on fire. The "great expedition" sailed, and he saw it in the paper and in person. Yesterday [October 30] there was a grand review, and Col. Wyman was in good shape. He received a bundle of papers and a letter from Wallace. A Lieut. Hagg [a friend from Massachusetts] told him that his letters were being read at the lyceum, and "if you [his mother] don't stop doing so, I am afraid that I shall have to stop writing." Numbered in pencil "21."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterInfantrySurrenderWartime Pillaging and DestructionFirefightingNavyMilitary CampChildren and FamilyWomen's History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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