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  • Collection: Anna E. Wilcox Letters

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Letter from Leroy Pike to Anna Wilcox, August 1865

Leroy Pike writes to his cousin Anna Wilcox after the Civil War. Leroy writes that he been mustered out of Army. He describes marching to Hart Island where he received his discharge. Afterward, he visited Colonel Baker at the hospital on Davids' Island. Leroy writes about retuning the Colonel's horses to Jersey City and then set out for home,…

Letter from Leroy Pike to Anna Wilcox, December 1864

Leroy B. Pike, a Civil War soldier writes to his cousin Anna Wilcox from Petersburg, Virginia. Leroy writes that he is good spirits and is engaging in building log cabin for camps about five miles from Petersburg. He also writes that he had recently returned from furlough and his family and friends at home were well. Leroy also mentions the…

Letter from Leroy Pike to Anna Wilcox, February 1864

Leroy B. Pike writes to his cousin Anna Wilcox telling her about his enlistment and subsequent train journey from New York to his post in Baltimore. Original format: 1 sheet, 20 x 25 cm folded to 12 x 20 cm, and 1 envelope, 8 x 14 cm.

Letter from Leroy Pike to Anna Wilcox, June 1865

Leroy B. Pike, a Civil War soldier writes to his cousin Anna Wilcox from Bailey's Crossroads, Virginia. Leroy writes that he has been transferred to the He expresses frustration about the treatment of the volunteer soldiers and the delays in discharging. Original format: 1 sheet 21 x 26 cm folded to 13 x 21 cm, and 1 envelope, 8 x 14 cm.

Letter from Leroy Pike to Anna Wilcox, May 1864

Leroy B. Pike, a Civil War soldier writes to his cousin Anna Wilcox from Fort No. 5 Baltimore, Maryland. Leroy writes about life in camp. He describes the military meals and reports on the current prices of food and supplies. Original format: 1 sheet 21 x 26 cm folded to 13 x 21 cm, and 1 envelope, 8 x 14 cm.

Letter from Leroy Pike to Anna Wilcox, November 1864

Leroy B. Pike, a Civil War soldier writes to his cousin Anna Wilcox from the front lines at Petersburg, Virginia. He writes of the shooting, shellings, and watching men getting injured and killed. Leroy mentions William Pike, who is recovering at the hospital in Alexandria after being wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor. Original format: 1…

Letter from Ruth Pike to Benjamin Stover

Ruth Pike writes to her brother Benjamin Stover in November 1866. She reports that Jarvis has taken John's place at the store and that John and Leroy are at the farm. Original format: 1 sheet 14 x 21 cm.

Letter from William S. Pike in Alexandria to Anna Wilcox, December 1864

William S. Pike, a Civil War soldier writes a letter to his Cousin Annie Wilcox from the Washington Street Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia. He writes about a misunderstanding regarding Nette, who was recently married and assures Annie that he is keeping her confidences. Original format:1 sheet, 21 x 26 cm folded to 13 x 21 cm, and 1 envelope, 8 x…

Letter from William S. Pike in Alexandria, VA to Anna Wilcox, January 1865

William S. Pike, a Civil War soldier writes a brief letter to his Cousin Annie Wilcox from the Washington Street Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia. William reports that he went before the Board of Doctors and will be discharged soon. He writes that he will return to his home in Niagara County. Original format:1 sheet, 19 x 22 cm folded to 11 x 19 cm,…

Letter from William S. Pike to Anna Wilcox after the Battle of Cold Harbor

William S. Pike, a Civil War soldier writes to his Cousin Anna Wilcox from the Washington Street Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia telling her that he was shot in the Battle of Cold Harbor on June 3rd. He reports on his injury and that he finds the hospital a pleasant place with good doctors and nurses. Original format:1 sheet, 21 x 26 cm folded to…

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