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Charles C. Canning to William Wirt Henry

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Title: Charles C. Canning to William Wirt Henry


  • Canning, Charles C., b. 1828


  • Henry, William Wirt,

Source Document

Extent: 6 pages

Date Created: May 26, 1862


Topics include the defeat of General Banks (Battle of Winchester, May 25) , the promotion of Lt. Col. Stannard, and the request to William Henry to raise a company so that Charles Canning may become a captain. Canning mentions orders from McClellan to prepare for "a bloody battle," but major fighting doesn't ensue until May 31st (Battle of Seven Pines, May 31), when Confederates take advantage of Union positions on the south side of the Chickahominy River.

Genre(s): correspondence




Language(s): English

Note [Digital Version]

2011-09-26, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Charles C. Canning to William Wirt Henry, Vermont Historical Society Library, Barre, Vermont, (accessed January 19, 2018)

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