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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04662.045 Author/Creator: Walbridge, Charles E. (b. 1842) Place Written: Folly Island, South Carolina Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1863/9/25 Pagination: 4 p.

Summary of Content: A tent mate is ill. He hopes to be paid soon. He writes a list of clothing items he wishes to have sent to him. A corporal is promoted to 1st Lieutenant because he brought the colors back from the attack on Fort Wagner [7/14/1863]. "I like the idea of rewarding meritorious conduct, but he is no more fit to be a 1st Lieutenant, than I am to be Brigade General."

People: Walbridge, Charles E

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterHealth and MedicalSoldier's PayAmerican FlagBattleAfrican American HistoryAfrican American TroopsClothing and Accessories

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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