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Morris, Wilmor W. (fl. 1861-1862) to: George M. Morris.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06451.043 Author/Creator: Morris, Wilmor W. (fl. 1861-1862) Place Written: Camp Johnston, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1862/03/08 Pagination: 4 p. + env.

Summary of Content: Wilmor's regiment is leaving Camp Johnston. He heard the Confederates "talking and whistling yankee doodle" on picket last night. The 63rd lost three men and one was wounded because Colonel Morgan thought the Confederates were "new york boys" when they passed through his ambush and did not fire on them. Wilmor still trusts Morgan but says that Berrenger is "the boy" and "he would have shot all the rebles." The little tents they carry on their backs make them look like "land turtles."

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People: Morris

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterUnion ForcesMusicConfederate States of AmericaInjury or WoundDeathMilitary SuppliesMilitary Camp

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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