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Norton, Levi W. to wife

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09006.11 Author/Creator: Norton, Levi W. Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 April 1862 Pagination: 3 p. : envelope : free frank ; 26.2 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Envelope has free frank signature of Reuben Eaton Fenton. Tells his wife that he will send his resignation request to the Colonel this week and hopes that it will be accepted in a week or two. Mrs. C has dyspepsia. Went to the Paymaster today but was told that he could not be paid for one week. Wishes to be at home with all his dear ones around him. There is great anxiety there about the Battle of Yorktown (April 5 - May 4, 1862) but they all "hope that McClellan will be more than victorious." Tells his wife to take good care of herself and make sure that she is in good health.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Soldier's LetterMilitary CampInfantryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterMarriageWomen's HistoryHealth and MedicalSoldier's PayChildren and FamilyBattle (Siege, Surrender) of YorktownBattleUnion GeneralMilitary HistoryCivil War

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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