Civil War Letter Jan 15 1863 Conn 16th Regiment Martin Culver
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Civil War Letter Jan 15 1863 Conn 16th Regiment Martin Culver :
Here is an fantastic, Genuine Civil War Letter by Martin V Culver, U.S. Army Co. A. 16th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, written to his sisteron JAN 15. 1863 from a Camp opposite Fredericksburg. This is the one in a series of over 30 amazing letters spanning from 1861 to 1865, from Martin A Culver to his sister Hattie Culver in Portland This letter is one in a series of letters providing an extraordinary historical journey through the entire civil war, documented in over 30 letters dating from 1862 to 1865 from soldier Martin V Culver as he writes to his sister at home. Throughout this period he shares many interesting, informative and exciting experiences that are amazing to read. Many of these letters include the original envelopes with stamp and/or postmark and are often on stationary that has, or is accompanied by an envelope with highly colorful and artful Patriotics that are wonderful to behold.
It is1 large sheet written on both sides. It includes its original envelope and 3 cent stamp. This letter is an insightful look into this historical period and should be a proud addition to any Civil War Collection. Here are some details.
As I have time this forenoon I thought that I would write you a few lines to let you kno that i am well. We are here on the ground that the 21 left. They have gone away from us into the 3 brigade . I have not seen Gorge or frank since they left us. I shall see them as soon as i get time. We live very well now for a few dayes for thare was a man from Hartford that brought on boxes and the boyes that i tent with had 2. We had chickin pie and roast Beef. The express company brings them through nowe. We have got a very good tent in dry weather but it raines through almost as mutch as if we had no tent. It raines here to day. It rained here all night last night. I had to get up and put our rubber blankets on to keep from floating off. We have got a fire place and chimney so we keep warm. It is not very coald here. The wind is blowing hard from the south.The 8th got paid off yesterday. They say that we shall get 2 months pay saturday if we do i shall send some home and i want you to write and let me kno as soon as you get it. I wrote to Tom to see if the express would take a box and if they would to get some money at home and get some things that i sent for some tobaco of both kinds smoking and chewing for it is good to keep off the smell when we have to clean up the camp. If the things dont get started tell Tom to send me a pare of socks for my boots...I dont kno howe long we shall stay here but i think some time. Hatch is frying nut cakes. Now i am a doing very well. Nowe i weigh 175 lbs fat and hary as can be. I have got large whiskers. I have not shaved since i came from Hartford. There is a picture gallery here and if i get some time after i get my money i will let you kno howe i look. .... not got any more time nowe. I want to have the folkes send me 2 boxes as soon as you can. Give my respects to Mr Linus Buck and all the rest of the buckes and every buddy in buck tower. Write as often as you can. I will write a gane soon. From your Brother
16th Connecticut Regiment Volunteer Infantry
The 16th Connecticut was formed in Hartford County,
Connecticut, in July and August 1862. It was mustered into service
August 24, 1862 and became part of Mr. Lincoln's Army of the Potomac.
Three weeks later the regiment first saw action at the Battle of
Antietam, Maryland as part of Burnside's Ninth Army Corps. Having loaded
muskets for the first time only the day before the battle, the regiment
suffered significant casualties at Antietam. It next saw action at
Fredericksburg, Virginia in December 1862, then at the Siege of Suffolk,
Virginia in April/May 1863. In 1864, the 16th Connecticut, then with
the 18th Army Corps, was part of the Union garrison at Plymouth, North
Carolina, and vigorously defended Plymouth against a Confederate
combined land and naval attack April 17-20, 1864 led by General Robert
F. Hoke, C.S.A. Outnumbered more than 5 to 1, with no means of escape or
opportunity for reinforcements, the Union garrison at Plymouth was
surrendered on April 20, 1864 by Brigadier General Henry W. Wessells.
These Union soldiers at Plymouth were known as the "Plymouth Pilgrims".