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Walbridge, Charles E. (b. 1842) to his mother

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04662.003 Author/Creator: Walbridge, Charles E. (b. 1842) Place Written: Washington D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1862/3/12 Pagination: 4 p.

His journey to Washington. He describes a "society" in Philadelphia which met them at the train station and furnished them with a home made meal complete with crockery and white table cloths. Indicates that the regiment was well received at every place it traveled through except Baltimore where "we had nary a cheer and I thought everybody looked as if they were sorry to see us." He spends his first night in a "wall tent". [GLC 4663, # 1 contains an excellent description of the capitol building.]

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