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Bringer, L. (fl. 1886) to Henry Jackson Hunt

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02382.111 Author/Creator: Bringer, L. (fl. 1886) Place Written: Mexico Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 November 1886 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 17.8 x 23 cm.

Summary of Content: Mentions an article Hunt wrote for Century Magazine (possibly on the Battle of Gettysburg). Congratulates Hunt on his son Henry's bravery for participating in the Greely expedition. Mentions the death of a recent acquaintance, who caught dysentery from drinking water in St. Louis, Missouri. The 1881 Greely expedition in the Arctic ended in disaster due to the failure of supply ships to reach the expedition party. When assistance reached the expedition in 1884, only seven members remained.

Background Information: Hunt had served as Chief of Artillery for the Army of the Potomac. After the Civil War, he occupied various military posts, including that Governor of the Soldiers Home in ...Washington D.C., from 1883 until his death. The 1881 Greeley expedition in the Arctic ended in disaster due to the failure of supply ships to reach the expedition party. When assistance reached the expedition in 1884, only seven members remained.See More

People: Hunt, Henry Jackson, 1819-1889
Bringer, L., fl. 1886
Hunt, Henry Jackson, 1855-1886

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: Battle of GettysburgUnion GeneralMilitary HistoryCivil WarBattleJournalismLiterature and Language ArtsChildren and FamilyBraveryPolar ExplorationFrontiers and ExplorationDeathDiseaseDisaster

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