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Collection William B. Greene
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 1766
Object Name Archive
Title Letter, 1862
Year Range from 1862
Year Range to 1862
Event Civil War
Description Letter written by William B. Greene, a Raymond, New Hampshire resident who served in Company G, 2nd United States Sharpshooters during the Civil War. The letter was written by Greene to his mother while he was serving with the 2nd Sharpshooters near Falmouth, Virginia, on July 27, 1862. In the letter, Greene describes being part of a reconnaissance detachment that included elements of the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, in which he criticizes the 2nd Wisconsin for not standing their ground when attacked by Confederate cavalry. He also details supplies taken by his unit after General Pope allowed Union soldiers to forage supplies from local residents. The collection also includes some biographical information about Greene.
Extent and Medium of Description 0.1 linear ft. (1 folder)
Subjects Soldiers -- New Hampshire -- Raymond.
Veterans -- New Hampshire.
United States. Army. Sharpshooters Regiment, 2nd (1861-1865). Company G.
United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1864)
Letters (correspondence).
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Destruction and pillage.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
Search Terms 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Iron Brigade