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William P. Allcot, Left Grand Division Camp, near Falmouth, Virginia, to his parents Thomas and Clarissa, New York, New York, 1863 January

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Author: Allcot, William P.
Abstract: Acknowledges receipt of letters from his parents and siblings; blames the people of the North for being divided over the issue of the war; the rainy conditions at camp; his VI Corp's battle with the elements; the relief of Generals William Buel Franklin, Ambrose Everett Burnside, and Edwine Vose Sumner from command, and the assumption of command of the Army of the Potomac by General Joseph Hooker; complains about the relief of General George Brinton McClellan as commander of the army; he expects pay soon; acknowledges receipt of letters from siblings; the commander of the 3rd Brigade is Brigadier General Frank Wheating, (Wheaton), and they have had four commanders in all; they got on picket duty; the enemy lines are close; hopes for a better national future. 4 pages. Autographed letter signed.
Issued Date: 1863-01
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/20258
Citation: William P. Allcot Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

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