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James Estes Letter, 1863 July 11

Title
James Estes Letter, 1863 July 11
ID
SC 00119
Extent
1.0 Item
Scope and Contents
Letter written from James Estes to his parents on July 11, 1863 from Yorktown, Virginia.  Estes describes in great detail the events of driving off Confederate troops and batteries around White House Landing and Hanover Junction.  He writes about members from his company (118th New York Infantry) and the 99th New York Infantry sending off skirmishers, advancing on the enemy, and ultimately catching 10 prisoners.  He reported that Company "A" suffered one casualty and 4 wounded, with another death soon after from wounds he suffered.  After the battle, the Union Troops returned to Yorktown.
Subjects
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Yorktown (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Languages
English

Detailed Description

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Administrative Information

Acquired
07/15/2016.
Restrictions
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Rights
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
 Source: Purchase.
Preferred Citation
James Estes Letter, 1863 July 11, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Collection Material Type:
Papers
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