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Guide to the C.W. Hale letter MSS.1646

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

June 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-06-23T11:06-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

C. W. Hale letter

Unit ID:

MSS.1646

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (1 letter)

Dates:

circa 1864 July 28

Abstract:

One letter from C. W. Hale, Union soldier, to his father, 28 July [?1864].

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of one letter from Ward to his father, dated 28 July [1864] and written at Ft. Ward. The plastic cover in which the letter was housed on arrival identifies Ward as a member of the 166th Regiment, Ohio Volunteers, a unit that was stationed at Ft. Ward from May to September 1864. The unit also too part in defending the city from Confederate General Jubal Early's raid of 11-12 July 1864, although that episode is unmentioned in this letter. Indeed, almost the whole of the letter relates to the health of Hale and his comrades in arms.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Donnelly Lancaster/John Beeler, 2005

Preferred Citation:

C. W. Hale Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2004

Biographical/Historical note

Union soldier serving at Ft. Ward, one of the forts defending Washington, DC, during the Civil War, 1864. Is this the letter that mentions his "shitting a rale"? DL 4/6/06

Letter Box 6476 Folder 3

Letter from C. W. Hale to father, July 28, [1864] http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20764