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Joseph Rule Letter

Identifier: Ms-2018-011

Letter written by Joseph Rule from his camp at Petersburg, Virginia, December 15th, 1864 to his friend Silas. Letter details Rule's Company B, 50th New York Engineers involvement in the December, 1864 raid on the Weldon Railroad which was a major supply line for Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.

Dates: 1864

John H. Snouffer Letters

Identifier: Ms-2023-076

This collection contains letters to and from Union Soldier John H. Snouffer of the 133rd Ohio Infantry. The letter was from a member of the same company in the same camp, Captain Ellis H. Heagler.

Dates: 1864

William S. Tippett Letter,

Identifier: Ms-2013-060
Scope and Content

The collection consists of a single letter from Sgt William S. Tippett to his wife, Maggie. Written from a parole camp in Annapolis, Maryland, the letter opens with Tippett's comments on news from home. A majority of the letter, however,details his stay in Belle Island prison (Richmond) from September 1863 until early March 1864. In particular, he describes the food (or lack of) and the poor conditions.

Dates: 1864 - 1864

Junius Woodward Letter

Identifier: Ms-2018-033

The Junius Woodward Letter consists of a letter from Woodward to "dear friend" (also identified in the letter as "Miss Jennie"). Written at Petersburg, Virginia, on November 29, 1863, Woodward describes his free time activities, experiences with local farmers, and foraging for fruits.

Dates: 1863

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