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Richard Ackerman Civil War Correspondence, 1861-1862

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Identifier: A0006

Title: Richard Ackerman Civil War Correspondence, 1861-1862


Richard Ackerman, a resident of New Brunswick, New Jersey, enlisted with the 5th New York Infantry on April 1, 1861. He was wounded at the Second Battle of Bull Run on August 28, 1862, and spent several months at King Street Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia, before his death on December 19, 1862.

Letters of Richard Ackerman to his parents in New Brunswick, New Jersey, include accounts of the affairs of the regiment while serving in Virginia and Baltimore. Letter dated June 11, [1861], contains a description of the engagement at Big Bethel, Virginia. Letters also contain descriptions of marches and fighting during the Peninsular Campaign; and information on camp life and diet.

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Cite as: Richard Ackerman Civil War Correspondence, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND

Place: United States

Dates: 1861-1862

Type(s): Correspondence

Maker/Creator: Ackerman, Richard, 1842-1862

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Peninsular Campaign, 1862
Military camps
Armed Forces


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