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Clift, Samuel (fl. 1777) to Sally Clift

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05307 Author/Creator: Clift, Samuel (fl. 1777) Place Written: Yorktown, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 October 1781 Pagination: 2 p. : address ; 29 x 18.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Clift, a captain in the Continental Army from Connecticut, writes to his wife describing preparations for siege of Yorktown: "till night before last we erected our first parallel within 600 Yards of the Enemies Lines, we shall continue to approach nearer & nearer till the Enemy fall into our hands." Also mentions casualties, his good health, and missing her.

People: Clift, Lemuel, 1755-1821
Clift, Sally, fl. 1781

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarSoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyBattle (Siege, Surrender) of YorktownBattleInjury or WoundDeathHealth and MedicalMarriageWomen's History

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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