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Henry Harrison Wilder to Mother

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Title: Henry Harrison Wilder to Mother


  • Wilder, Henry Harrison

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Extent: 3 pages

Date Created: March 16, 1862


Wilder's location is titled "Sesesh Church," in Alexandria. "Sesesh," Wilder's phonetic spelling of "secesh," or "secessionist," suggests that the members of the church were Confederate sympathizers. Mentions Gen. George B. McClellan (recently relieved of his supreme command but still in charge of the Army of the Potomac) and the beginnings of the Peninsula Campaign, which involved patrolling the James and York rivers. Wilder expresses determination to fight for the Union cause.

Genre(s): correspondence




Language(s): English

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2010-11-10, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Henry Harrison Wilder to Mother, Special Collections, University of Vermont, (accessed January 20, 2018)

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