Augustus Hesse Letter

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Title

Augustus Hesse Letter

Subject

Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Women abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--United States
Women abolitionists--United States
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Weston, Deborah, b. 1814
Hesse, Augustus, d. 1867

Description

Letter from Augustus Hesse, Fort Ramsay at Upton's hill, Va., to Deborah Weston, December the 19th, 1862

Creator

Hesse, Augustus, d. 1867

Source

https://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/qz20tw35g

Publisher

Boston Public Library

Date

December 19, 1862

Rights

No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.

Format

Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts

Language

English

Identifier

Letter from Augustus Hesse from Fort Ramsay to Deborah Weston

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Text

Augustus Hesse has received the box sent to him by Miss Deborah Weston. He thanks Mrs. Weston for the tea and sugar. The weather has changed to winter. It snowed four inches, then cleared at the time of the eclipse of the moon, and became very cold. They have been busy building a stable for the horses and staking their tents. They have a fireplace in the tent, with a chimney in the rear, but not quite finished. Augustus Hesse was promoted to the rank of corporal.
In the postscript on page four of this manuscript, Augustus Hesse thanks Deborah Weston for enclosing a stamp. He said: "I can't buy none for it got not a cent of mony [sic] in my possession. We dit [did] not get our pay yet but the List is giving [given] in a month ago!

Original Format

letter

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Date Added
September 8, 2021
Collection
Diaries and Letters
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Citation
Hesse, Augustus, d. 1867, “Augustus Hesse Letter,” Mapping the Civil War in Arlington, accessed May 28, 2022, http://mtcwia.com/items/show/231.