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William P. Allcot, in camp 25 miles from Williamsburg on the road to Richmond, Virginia to "Ma", his mother, Clarissa, New York, New York, 1862 May 11

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Author: Allcot, William P.
Abstract: Is happy about his mother's health; describes scene of dead and wounded, and the Battle of Williamsburg; Captain ? Lee of the 5th North Carolina Regiment and his paucity of remaining manpower; the demoralized state of the Confederate forces; corrects his mother's misconception about the material state of the Union forces; the destruction about him; return of property to a Union sympathizer; rumor of Norfolk, VA in Union hands; he will send money to his parents. Letter written on letterhead showing a radiating circle bordered in red and blue, and containing an eagle standing on a red and white striped shield, while grasping a sword and struggling with a snake, against a blue background emblazoned with a partial circle of stars. 4 pages. Autographed letter signed.
Issued Date: 1862-05-11
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/20253
Citation: William P. Allcot Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

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