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Tillotson, George W. (fl. 1830-1918) To his wife

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04558.022 Author/Creator: Tillotson, George W. (fl. 1830-1918) Place Written: Camp Dickinson, Roanoke Island, North Carolina Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 May 1862 Pagination: 4 p. ; 19.5 x 12 cm.

Summary of Content: Clothing, trimming his hair, shell-collecting, "I hope that McClellan will bag the whole nest of rebels at Yorktown...." Describes how he drills with equipment and mentions a Burnside order "directing us to inscribe on our colors the words Camden April 19th 1862." [See letter #20]

Background Information: Tillotson was thirty-one years old when he enlisted as a corporal on November 5, 1861. He mustered in H company of the NY 89th infantry or Dickinson Guards and later promoted to ...Sergeant. He was discharged on December 18, 1864.See More

People: Tillotson, George W., 1830-1918

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterClothing and AccessoriesPersonal HygieneGeography and Natural HistoryUnion GeneralWeaponryAmerican FlagBattle of CamdenBattle

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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