Edward Alonzo True Correspondence 1860-1864

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Edward Alonzo True

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Maine State Archives

Identifier

C209738

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Letter from Edward A. True to his father in Hope, Maine. Letter written aboard the steamer "Ariel" off Fort Monroe, Virginia shortly after his enlistment in August 1861. True writes of the Sawyer guns bombarding the Rebel works at Sewell's Point near Hampton, Virginia and him questioning the Rebel prisoners from North Carolina at Hatteras Inlet.

"I asked him if he thought he was fighting in a proud cause. He made no reply and I changed the subject."

Exact Creation Date

10-25-1861

Language

English

Location

Knox County; Hope

Other Location

Rip Raps Island; Hampton Roads; Sewell's Point; Virginia; Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina

Letter to Edward True, Sr., October 25, 1861

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