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William S. Pike Letter to Anna Wilcox, Fort No.5 Defenses of Baltimore, April 1864

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Pike, William S.


William S. Pike, a Civil War soldier writes to his Cousin Anna Wilcox from Fort No. 5, Defenses of Baltimore in April of 1864. He comments on the weather and wishes she could the soldiers in Dress Parade. He writes of his remembrances of the mountains and valleys of his childhood home in Smyrna, NY. William writes of a letter from his father and comments on his mother health. Original format:1 sheet, 13 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, William S., “William S. Pike Letter to Anna Wilcox, Fort No.5 Defenses of Baltimore, April 1864,” Digital Collections, accessed February 27, 2024,