NP: June 8, 1864 South Danvers (MA) Wizard: Letter from Washington



in June 1864

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Bryce Suderow and is included in a collection of articles from the South Danvers [Mass] Wizard.  His transcription of this article is published here with his written permission.

Washington, D.C.
May 28, 1864

My Dear Wizard:

… I have been this afternoon to visit some of the wounded from the 1st Mass. Heavy Artillery of whom there are now over 260 in the hospitals of this city, and learned many facts in regard to the battle in which they participated, as you have already had a general account of that fight, I will not attempt a description of it. Many of our men were wounded by the rebel sharpshooters who were concealed in the tops of trees, some of whom came tumbling down like squirrels when our men discovered their leafy haunts. . .

Yours, etc.


  1. “Letter from Washington,” South Danvers (Mass) Wizard, June 8, 1864, p. 1 col. 4


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