Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

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Woolsey Family during the War.

April 30, 2013

Woolsey family letters during the War for the Union

“Headquarters Army of Potomac,

April 30.

Major General Howard: I have the honor to enclose to you the accompanying statement concerning the position and forces of the enemy.

Very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

Chas. W. Woolsey,
Lt. and A. D. C.”


Copy of telegram:

“The Major General commanding directs that General Sedgwick cross the river as soon as indications will permit, capture Fredericksburg, with everything in it, and vigorously pursue the enemy.

(Signed) Brig. Genl. VanAlen.

Per Charles W. Woolsey, A. D. C.”

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