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Letter to Anna Wilcox from John Pike, April 1865

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Pike, John


John Pike writes to his cousin Anna Wilcox from Barrack No. 1 at Ward 12 Elmira, New York. John writes about the weather and of having a cold. He mentions Lincoln's assassination and that deserters have been turning themselves in hoping for a pardon. Original format: 1 sheet, 19 x 23 cm folded to 12 x 19 cm, and 1 envelope, 7 x 12 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, John , “Letter to Anna Wilcox from John Pike, April 1865,” Digital Collections, accessed April 23, 2024,