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Sterling Family papers


Sterling Family papers
Sterling Family
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0.25 linear feet
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State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

This collection consists of correspondence between Will and Tillie Sterling. During the Civil War, from February 1863 to February 1864, Will was stationed in Annapolis; for the last half of this period he was on mustering duty with the regiment there. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence from Tillie to her mother, A. V. Farquhar, in Philadelphia. The letters discuss personal and military affairs, occurrences of note, prisoners of war, slavery, and military officers and duties. Also covered in the letters are lodging, dinner parties and entertainment, travel, and disease and vaccination.

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Transcriptions of these letters are available online at Digital copies of the letters in this collection are available at in the University of Maryland's Digital Collections.


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