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Holly, William H. (d. 1864) to Mary Ann Davis

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02165.04 Author/Creator: Holly, William H. (d. 1864) Place Written: New Orleans, Louisiana Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 May 1862 Pagination: 4 p. ; 20.1 x 13 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02165.04 Author/Creator: Holly, William H. (d. 1864) Place Written: New Orleans, Louisiana Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 May 1862 Pagination: 4 p. ; 20.1 x 13 cm.

Summary of Content: Written at Camp Parapet to a friend. Describes his time in New Orleans in the beginning of May, including the abuse from the natives, such as threats of the Yellow Jack. Also describes in good detail his regiment's role in the taking of New Orleans upon his arrival on May 1st and their discovery of ammunition, cannon, and even money buried by the Rebels in their retreat.

Background Information: William H. Holly was mustered into the "E" Co. CT 12th Infantry on 11/19/1861. He died a prisoner of war on 12/11/1864 at Salisbury, NC. N.B. Holly spells his name "Holley."

People: Holly, William H., d. 1864

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Soldier's LetterCivil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterConfederate States of AmericaMilitary CampBattleCoins and CurrencyAmmunitionArtilleryHealth and MedicalDiseaseYellow Fever

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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