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Letters, 1861-1901

Author: Edward Washburn Whitaker; Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain; Willard Whitaker James; Alice James Stearns; Adaline Whitaker
Edition/Format:   Archival material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The correspondence covers the period April 29, 1861-February 13, 1865. The letters are concerned with many aspects of Union army life, including descriptions of skirmishes and battles, and comments on the mental state of soldiers throughout the war. There is also a letter to General J.L. Chamberlain dated April 29, 1901, is included in the collection. It summarizes Whitaker's part in the events of April 9, 1865,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Letters
Personal papers
Rosters
History
Personal narratives
Named Person: James Longstreet; James Longstreet
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Washburn Whitaker; Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain; Willard Whitaker James; Alice James Stearns; Adaline Whitaker
OCLC Number: 122602597
Reproduction Notes: Photocopies.
Description: 232 leaves.
Other Titles: Personal papers collection;
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The correspondence covers the period April 29, 1861-February 13, 1865. The letters are concerned with many aspects of Union army life, including descriptions of skirmishes and battles, and comments on the mental state of soldiers throughout the war. There is also a letter to General J.L. Chamberlain dated April 29, 1901, is included in the collection. It summarizes Whitaker's part in the events of April 9, 1865, when as chief of staff for General George Custer, he was present when General Longstreet first related General Lee's desire to surrender the Army of Northern Virginia.

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