Civil war letters of the Fox brothers: Edward, George and Samuel Fox 1861-1865

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Civil war letters of the Fox brothers: Edward, George and Samuel Fox 1861-1865

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Title: Civil war letters of the Fox brothers: Edward, George and Samuel Fox 1861-1865
Author: Fox, Edward; Fox, George; Fox, Samuel
Description: Collection in 2 archival boxes contains approx. 250 original letters, letter transcriptions, family photos, genealogical chart showing descendants of George and Barbara Fox, Oath of Identity, Discharge Papers, Payroll receipts for Edward D. Fox, several "memorabilia" Southern items taken during war (letters, business cards, receipts, stationary and photos). Civil War letters (and transcriptions done by David H. Fox, great-grandson of the recipient) written to Charles H. Fox by his older brothers (Edward, George and Samuel) who served in the Civil War between 1861 and 1865. $b The correspondence begins in the fall of 1861 with Samuel (mustered August 26, 1861) in Company B of the 6th New Jersey Volunteers stationed near Washington, DC. Edward Fox (mustered October 30, 1861) is in Company E of the same regiment. Samuel and Edward are both drummers...Samuel dies of "brain fever," possibly meningitis, on September 23, 1862, at Camp Hooker, near Alexandria, VA. Edward despairs of his situation and obtains a medical discharge on February 23, 1863, near Falmouth, VA... He returns to Trenton and joins the Invalid Corp. on August 9, 1864...George's Company A, 6th Regiment is reorganized as Company E of the 8th New Jersey Volunteers in October 1864...With the end of the war, George's unit is stationed at Washington for several months, but he finally returns to Trenton in July 1865. - From transcriptionist's notes.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10929/21019
Date: 1865


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