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Henry A. Smith to Clarissa A. Smith

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Title: Henry A. Smith to Clarissa A. Smith

Author

  • Smith, Henry A., d. 1864

Recipient

  • Smith,Clarissa, d. 1891

Source Document

Extent: 2 pages

Date Created: March 16, 1863

Description

Topics include resuming encampment after living indoors for a while. An early March skirmish in Aldie, Va. is mentioned, as is the capture of General E.H. Stoughton in bed, in a daring raid by CSA Capt. John S. Mosby at Fairfax County Court House. Mosby managed to capture dozens of union soldiers, learn the "Countersign," or password, and go wherever he wanted. (The embarrassment ended Stoughton's military career.) Smith mentions his wish for a photograph of his siblings, and his wish for news from home.

Genre(s): correspondence

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Language(s): English

Note [Digital Version]

2013-01-18, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Henry A. Smith to Clarissa A. Smith, Vermont Historical Society Library, Barre, Vermont, http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/cwvhsSmithHenry28 (accessed December 24, 2014)

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