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Augustine Prescott letters

 Collection — Box: 68
Identifier: MS-SC1213

Scope and Contents

Letters mostly to his mother discuss the activities of his regiment stationed mainly in Virginia with many references to actions with "the rebs", picket duty and "in the trenches at the front" at Petersburg, Virginia. In Washington, D.C. mentions seeing Lincoln as he reviewed the troops. Last letters come from the Hampton hospital where he was a patient and then worked. He writes of his religious conversion and frequently discusses his faith. A few letters to other family including his "Uncle Gus", his brother and sister. Some discussion of family news.

Dates

  • Created: 1864 - 1865

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Civil War soldier serving with the 24th Massachusetts Infantry.

Extent

1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 21 items

Language of Materials

English