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Letter from William S. Pike to Anna Wilcox from the Washington Street Hospital

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Pike, William S.


William S. Pike, a Civil War soldier writes affectionately to his Cousin Annie Wilcox from the Washington Street Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia. He writes generally of marriage and reassures Anna that he will not let her become an old maid. He reports that his furlough request was denied due to his leg injury. 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 from the Washington Street Hospital,” Digital Collections, accessed February 26, 2024,