|Title||Letter Sent from Fort Monroe|
|Date||October 16, 1861|
|Description/Scope & Content||
Letter dated October 16, 1861 sent by James W. Bedford, a Union soldier stationed at Fort Monroe during the Civil War, to his wife and children in Dorrville, Rhode Island. The letter describes the evacuation, burning, and ruins of Hampton, local slaves and slaveholders, and troop movements, weapons, and maneuvers in the area at the time.
Bedford, James W.
Burning of Hampton (1861)
Open document in new window to view at full size.
To view above Place Names on map, open map in new window and click on place name in the list at left.