Asa P. Blunt Letter,
Scope and Content
The collection consists of a letter from Union soldier Brigadier General Asa P. Blunt (1826-1889), written to an unidentified cousin, from Fort Monroe, Va., on June 10th, 1864. Blunt was Captain and Assistant Quartermaster at the Depot Quartermaster's Office in Bermuda Hundred, Va., and was stationed at Fort Monroe. The letter details daily life in the area, in particular a planned raid on Petersburg, Va., that was thwarted after Confederate forces got advance notice, and Blunt hopes that his cousin could come to Virginia to help educate free African-Americans in his employ. He also details looting and property damage to area homes by Union soldiers, which he disapproves of.
- Blunt, Asa Peabody, 1826-1889 (Person)
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from Asa P. Blunt Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
The collection consists of a letter from Union soldier Brigadier General Asa P. Blunt (1826-1889), written to an unidentified cousin, from Fort Monroe, Va., on June 10, 1864.
Collection was purchased by Special Collections in May 2012.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Asa P. Blunt Letter was completed in May 2012.
- A Guide to the Asa P. Blunt Letter, 1864
- Cliff Bryant, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
- © 2012 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
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