Correspondence (and typescripts of originals); 1861-1865, of William Foster Morgan (b. 1828), Sergeant in the 2nd Massachusetts Vol. Infantry, Co. A. USA, to his wife Eliza Morgan, of Lynn, Mass. mostly concerning camp conditions. Letter of 12 May 1863 describes the infantry's participation in the Battle of Chancellorsville. Morgan's letters are written near Harper's Ferry, Fairfax Station and Stafford Courthouse, Virginia, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Maryland, Nashville and Tullahoma, Tennessee, as well as Marietta and Atlanta, Georgia. Seven letters of this collection were written to Eliza and William from relatives and friends (typescripts of these not included). Also includes City of Lynn Statistics for Military Record, undated, for Morgan.
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Purchase from Ralph Poriss, Acc. 1999-47 on 10/26/99; Acc. 1999-50 on 11/2/99.