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Collection Number: 05304-z

Collection Title: George W. Simpson Letters, 1865

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Abstract George W. Simpson served in Company A of the 33rd Illinois Infantry Regiment for over four years during the Civil War. The collection consists of two letters written by George W. Simpson to "Miss Twitchett," while he was serving in the United States Army. Twitchett was apparently unknown to Simpson prior to his writing to her. In the letter of 6 February 1865, Simpson discussed the hardship of being a soldier and provided a short physical description of himself. The letter of 6 April 1865 was written while on the front during the siege of Mobile, Ala., and describes the daily life of a soldier there as well as the general state of army affairs.
Creator Simpson, George W., fl. 1865.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the George W. Simpson Letters #5304-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from B & L Rootenberg, November 2006 (Acc. 100552).
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George W. Simpson served in Company A of the 33rd Illinois Infantry Regiment for over four years during the Civil War.

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The collection consists of two letters written by George W. Simpson to "Miss Twitchett," while he was serving with the 33rd Illinois Infantry Regiment in the United States Army during the Civil War. Twitchett was apparently unknown to Simpson prior to his writing to her. In the letter of 6 February 1865, Simpson discussed the hardship of being a soldier and provided a short physical description of himself. The letter of 6 April 1865 was written while on the front during the siege of Mobile, Ala., and describes the daily life of a soldier there as well as the general state of army affairs.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Margaret Dickson, June 2006

Encoded by: Margaret Dickson, June 2006

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