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Letter from Leroy Pike to Anna Wilcox, August 1865

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Pike, Benjamin Leroy


Leroy Pike writes to his cousin Anna Wilcox after the Civil War. Leroy writes that he been mustered out of Army. He describes marching to Hart Island where he received his discharge. Afterward, he visited Colonel Baker at the hospital on Davids' Island. Leroy writes about retuning the Colonel's horses to Jersey City and then set out for home, arriving in Pekin on July 15, 1865. 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
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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, Benjamin Leroy, “Letter from Leroy Pike to Anna Wilcox, August 1865,” Digital Collections, accessed May 28, 2024,