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Charles C. Murdock letters

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1088

Scope and Contents

Letters to parents sent from Camp Lincoln, Annapolis and Baltimore, Md., Newbern and Plymouth, N.C., Alexandria, Va. and Washington, D.C. Letters are newsy and detailed. Describes drilling, guard duty, camp life, troop movements, skirmishes and battles. Gives very detailed descriptions of his life in camp, what they eat, wear, living quarters, other soldiers, his general thoughts on all of it and his stay in the hospital in Baltimore. Also detailed descriptions of troop movements with references to different troops they come in contact with and officers who visit. Many references to General Burnside. Gives words of encouragement to his family. One grade report, 1860, for Murdock from the Lancaster Institute.


  • Created: 1860 - 1864


Biographical / Historical

Sergeant from West Boylston, Massachusetts serving in the 25th Massachusetts Infantry, Company K. Enlisted as Private and was promoted to Corporal and then Sergeant. Parents were David C. and Adaline Murdock.


2 folders (1 linear inches (.084 linear feet)) : Approximately 50 items

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