The letters provide the reader with an inside view of the life of an Islip Hamlet resident as a soldier during the most horrible and tragic conflict in our nation’s history. They cover a number of subjects that include news from home. These letters describe many engagements in Virginia and Maryland, including the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid on Richmond in March 1864, as well as the battles of Fredericksburg and Petersburg.
Robert Finnegan, Suffolk County Historical Society Trustee
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