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Letter to Anna E. Wilcox from William S. Pike at Baltimore

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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 reports that his regiment is preparing to join the Army of the Potomac and that he is eager to engage with the Rebs after two years of garrison duty. William writes that Emory (Wilcox) and Leroy (Pike) are both well. Original format:1 sheet, 21 x 26 cm folded to 13 x 21 cm, and 1 envelope, 7 x 14 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., “Letter to Anna E. Wilcox from William S. Pike at Baltimore,” Digital Collections, accessed February 26, 2024,