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  • Collection: Anna E. Wilcox Letters

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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 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, 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 to Anna Wilcox from Corintha Pike

Corintha Pike writes to her cousin Anna Wilcox telling her about her recent move to Charlotteville. She writes of the wedding of John to Emma Rose. Corintha mentions the local schools and church. She writes that her father has joined the store with Will and that Leroy is on the farm. Original format: 1 sheet 14 x 21 cm, and 1 envelope, 9 x 15…

Letter from Janette to her cousin

Janette (Pike) writer a letter to her cousin from Pekin, NY. She writes of the snow and of sleighing. She mentions persons named Minnie, Mell, Hopson and that she and Minnie are to keep house for Leroy. Janette writes of the local school teacher, Daniel Wright of Albion. Original format: 1 sheet, 21 x 26 cm, folded to 13 x 21 cm.

Letter from Janette to Anna Wilcox

Janette (Pike) writes a letter to her cousin Annie Wilcox in June 1868. Janette mentions Armenia, Kitty, and Nancy Wilcox. She writes that John Pike was bought a farm in the Cedar Falls area. Original format: 1 sheet, 20 x 26 cm, and 1 envelope, 9 x 15 cm.

Letter to Anna Wilcox from John Pike, April 1865

John Pike writes to his cousin Anna Wilcox from Barrack No. 1 at Ward 12 Elmira, New York. John writes about the weather and of having a cold. He mentions Lincoln's assassination and that deserters have been turning themselves in hoping for a pardon. Original format: 1 sheet, 19 x 23 cm folded to 12 x 19 cm, and 1 envelope, 7 x 12 cm.

Letter to Anna Wilcox from John Pike, April 1866

J. E. Pike writes Anna Wilcox in April 1866. He and William have moved to Sharlotte (sic) (also called Newfane or Charlotte, NY) and are to board with a widow named Wilson. He writes of recent visits and mentions Uncle Ben, Susan Stebbins, Art, and Ab. Original format: 1 sheet, 21 x 26 cm folded to 13 x 21 cm.

Letter to Anna Wilcox from John Pike

John Pike writes to his cousin Anna Wilcox from his barracks at Ward 12 Elmira, New York while awaiting deployment to the front. He describes the day's menu and sends the regards of a fellow soldier, Charles Woolent. Stationary contains illustration titled 'Battle of Fair Oaks-June 1 1862'. Original format: 1 sheet, 20 x 25 cm folded to 13 x 20 cm,…

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