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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04663.22 Author/Creator: Walbridge, Charles E. (b. 1842) Place Written: Folly Island, South Carolina Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 July 1863 Pagination: 4 p.

Summary of Content: Describes the attack on Fort Wagner. A page dated 7/20, lists missing and wounded officers. "Shortly after dark our troops advanced to the assault. The 54th Mass. (colored regiment) in the lead... [T]his regiment which went into the charge with over nine hundred in the ranks, cannot muster five hundred, with all their field officers killed, besides many of their line killed & wounded."

People: Walbridge, Charles E

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterBattleAfrican American HistoryAfrican American TroopsDeathInjury or WoundConfederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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