Creator(s)

Horace Wright

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Document Type

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Contributing Institution

Maine State Archives

Identifier

C300875

Description

Letter from an ailing Horace Wright to his wife, pleading with her to see Dr. Alonzo Garcelon to see about getting him released on furlough. Wright was taken ill and complains of poor care at the hospital after being unable to keep up with his regiment.

"...they left me in the wilderness on the James River in VA. There I laid two days with nothing to eat nor no one to care for me so I crawled out to the river and hoisted a signal of distress..."

Exact Creation Date

7-3-1864

Language

English

Other Location

Willett's Point, New York

Disciplines

History | Military History | United States History

Letter to Maryann Wright, July 3, 1864


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