Archive Record

Object Name Image, Digital
Catalog Number 2015.001.076
Collection Matthew C. Miller Digital Collection
Description Digitized letter from R.H. Sinclair, Company D. or the 28th Regt Pennsylvania Volunteers, dated Nov. 5, 1863. Addressed to Captain Adolphe Libaire of 9th New York Infantry.

Sinclair requests that Libaire send him a photograph of himself that Sinclair can remember him by. Sinclair says he used to be in Libaire's N.Y. regiment, but reenlisted in Philadelphia when he couldn't find a vessel to go to sea. He is now under Gen. Geary's command, 2nd Division.

Sinclair says he is now camped at Wauhatchie near Lookout Mountain. He says the first night they arrived (about ten days previous) they were attacked at midnight and sustained heavy losses. Gen. Geary's son was killed and Gen. Greene was wounded. He says they are camped on a high mountain from where they can see the Rebs on Lookout Mountain "with their guns and everything else right across from us," and will hold that high ground until Gen. Bragg withdraws.

[Note: Adolphe Libaire won the Medal of Honor for bravery at Battle of Antietam, Sept. 1862.]

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Date 1863
Dates of Creation November 5, 1863
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Accession number 2015.001