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John Adams Dix Letter to Henry A Wise, 1863 April 28

John Adams Dix Letter to Henry A Wise, 1863 April 28
Mss. Acc. 2012.210
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Scope and Contents
Letter, dated April 28, 1863, from Union Major General John Adams Dix to Confederate General Henry A. Wise to stop the attacks on the Union-held insane asylum in Williamsburg, Virginia. Dix writes that, although the asylum is under the control of the Union, there have been repeated attack by officers of the Confederacy on its employees and residents. Dix also mentions he has directed General Keyes to re-occupy Williamsburg.
Dix, John Adams (1798-1879)
Eastern State Hospital (Va.)--History--19th century
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--19th century
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

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Acquisition Note
 Source: Purchases--Seth Kaller, Inc..
Acc. 2012.210 was received by the SCRC on 5/21/2012.
Preferred Citation
John Adams Dix Letter to Henry A Wise, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
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