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Letter to Patt, 1876 May 26.
Wyles SC 52
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Title:

Letter to Patt, 1876 May 26

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

One incomplete holograph letter written in Janesville, Wisconsin by an unknown former Civil War soldier. He describes a campaign with General Philip Sheridan in Virginia, during which he observed two young officers, Wesley Merritt and George Armstrong Custer, in action.

Date:

1876 (issued)

Subject:

Custer, George A. (George Armstrong) -- 1839-1876
Merritt, Wesley -- 1834-1910
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

Note:

Accompanied by typewritten transcription of letter.
Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], Letter to Patt. Wyles SC 52. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Gift, Mrs. Edwin W. Deuter, 1960.

Type:

Letters (correspondence).
Civil wars.

Physical Description:

1 item (2 leaves); 32 x 20 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.