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

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Pike, William S.


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 13 x 21 cm, and 1 envelope, 8 x 14 cm.





Anna E. Wilcox Civil War Collection
Binghamton University Libraries’ Civil War Collections


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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 from William S. Pike to Anna Wilcox after the Battle of Cold Harbor,” Digital Collections, accessed February 27, 2024,