February 7, 2014, (unprocessed) 0.33 cubic feet; This collection contains four letters (written in diary style) covering the time period of November 25 to December 21, 1862, written by Frank W. Adams, 1st Lieutenant with Co. B of the 51st Massachusetts Infantry, to his sister Elizabeth. Totaling ninety-two pages, the letters tell in great detail of the regiment's embarkation on the Steamer Merrimac in Boston Harbor, arrival in New Bern, North Carolina, and their participation in the Battles of Kinston and White Hall, North Carolina, as part of the Goldsboro Expedition during the Civil War. Also included is a 50-page typescript of the letters. "Robert W. Adams, Oct. 1, 1947" is stamped inside the cover of the folder containing the typescript and Francis W. Adams's son was named Robert W. Adams. Purchased from Denning House Antiquarian Books & Manuscripts of Lancaster, PA.
Purchased from Denning House Antiquarian Books & Manuscripts of Lancaster, PA.
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Battles (1862) at Kinston and White Hall, N.C., Collection (#1224), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA