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Thomas H. Sherwood letters(1862)

  • MS 1983.4
  • Microfilm: M-1561
  • 2 items

Letters of Dr. Thomas H. Sherwood, supervisor of Eastern Virginia Lunatic Asylum during the Union occupation of Williamsburg, VA, in 1862. In the first letter, August 21, W.W. Averell appoints Sherwood to the post for the period of occupation. In the second letter, August 23, from Sherwood to his wife, he declares how much he misses her. He also mentions Col. Averell, Union generals [George B.] McClellan, [John Adams] Dix, and [Fitz-John?] Porter, and Gov. [Francis] Pierpont of “Western Virginia.” He also mentions Fort Monroe and Harrison’s Landing, both in Virginia. There is also mention of John M. Galt.