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Catalog Number 2010.29.8
Title Letter Sent from Fort Monroe
Collection General Collection
Object Type Letter
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.
People Bedford, James W.
Topics Civil War
Contrabands/Freedpeople
Burning of Hampton (1861)
Slavery/Slaves
Place Names District08--Downtown
District--Fort Monroe
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