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Prison life in Richmond / Cavada
(Libby- experiences of a prisoner)
The Capture, Prison Pen and Escape / Glazier
Prison Life In The South / Abbott
Richmond Prisons 1861 / 62 Jeffrey
Patriot Boys and Prison Pictures / Kirke
Jed-a Boys Adventure In The Army 61-65 / Gross - a Story of Battle and Prison of Peril and Escape
The Soldiers Story - Goss
- captivity at Andersonville, Belle Isle and other
Vermont In The Rebellion / Waite
6th Regiment Conn. Volunteers / Cadwell - personal copy of Lt Wm Stowe - imprint
Massachusetts In The War 1861-65 / Bowen
The Navy In The Civil War / Ammen - The Atlantic Coast
NAVAL GUNNERY INSTRUCTIONS / Barrett (personal copy book of E.E,Taylor - ID'd
with several pages of his hand written notes)
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Text of letter
Uptons Hill Va. 5 P.M. June 21st 1863
Head Quarters Penna Reserves
I have just returned from an interview with Gen’l
Hooker – I found him alone and he gave me the foll –
owing information. Pleasanton started early this morning
towards Snickers Gap with ordersto carry the Gap, and
pass through the Valley to ascertain the position, and
where- abouts of Lee’s Infantry. This accounts for the
firing you have doubtless heard, and which has become
more & more distant.
It is not known where Lee is, although
Gen’l H. now supposes that he now intends to march
towards Pittsburg. We held the Bull Run mountains.
Meade has one or two Brigades at Snickers Gap,
where the fighting is going on. We hold Throughfare
Gap also. Lee has a force at Sharpsburg. Gen’l Duffie
passed through the gap near Aldie on Thursday
with only 275 men. The enemy retired and he continued
towards Middleburgh. His command took a number
of prisoner’s (infantry men) from Longstreets Corps.
The enemy surrounded Gen’l Duffie at Middleburgh,
he fought them till night, having lost nearly all his of -
ficers. He then ordered his prisoners to be shot.
( about 120 or so ) and sending part of his command in
one direction he cut his way through and escaped, he
passed through Hopeville, the other part of his com-
mand went northward.
Gen’l Hooker told me he dared
not cross the Potomac now. He believed that Major
Gen’l Lee had yielded to the pressure from Rich –
mond. He thinks now that Pittsburg is threatened.
His force at Leesburg is strong. Very Respectfully
S. W. Crawford
( Brigadier Gen’l Sam W. Crawford)
(written on reverse)
June 21st 1863
Letter to Heintzleman
Samuel W. Crawford (Brig. Genl., U.S.V.; temporary commander V corps;
commander Penn Reserves; wounded at Antietam; brevetted for Gettysburg,
Wilderness, etc.) Manuscript Document, signed Clerical copy). Headquarters Penn’a
Reserves at Uptons Hill Va.: 21 June 1863. This may have been Crawford’s retained copy.
Uptons Hill Va, due to its height and strategic location was used as a headquarters for the
Union army who built a large masonry fort and observation tower their.
This letter, written by Crawford to Genl. Heintzleman, was to advise him of federal troop
movements on their way to cut off Genl. Lee, then on his way to Pennsylvania. Lee’s
actions and these movements are considered the start of the Gettysburg campaign.
Crawford and his Reserves moved to Gettysburg following the writing of this letter to aid
in the Battle of Gettysburg.
Document has just undergone deacidification and framing with archival matting
# 1228 $ 750
Pre Gettysburg Letter;
Brig. General, Samuel W. Crawford U.S.V.