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Letter from William S. Pike in Alexandria to Anna Wilcox, December 1864

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Pike, William S.


William S. Pike, a Civil War soldier writes a letter to his Cousin Annie Wilcox from the Washington Street Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia. He writes about a misunderstanding regarding Nette, who was recently married and assures Annie that he is keeping her confidences. 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 in Alexandria to Anna Wilcox, December 1864,” Digital Collections, accessed July 25, 2024,