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Spring of 1864 Letter to Anna Wilcox from William S. Pike

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Pike, William S.


William S. Pike, a Civil War soldier writes to his Cousin Anna Wilcox from Fort No. 5, Defenses of Baltimore in May of 1864. He writes of the pleasant weather and picnics and fairs hosted for the soldiers by the people of Baltimore. He mentions playing with the Drum corps at a speech made by Abraham Lincoln at the April 18, 1864 Baltimore Sanitary Fair. Original format:1 sheet, 16 x 21 cm folded to 11 x 16 cm, and 1 envelope, 6 x 11 cm.





Anna E. Wilcox Civil War Collection
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The collection consists of 45 letters on 44 sheets, 8 photographs, 4 unassociated envelopes, and ancillary materials. Most of the letters were written between October 16, 1862 and August 10, 1865. Ancillary materials include the "scope and content" note, the "finding aid", and the "transcription note". Also, the ancillary… More

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Pike, William S., “Spring of 1864 Letter to Anna Wilcox from William S. Pike,” Digital Collections, accessed March 4, 2024,