Penn, William Alexander. Letter, 8 December 1864.
Accession 42177. 4 pages.
Library of Va.
Letter, 8 December 1864, from William Alexander Penn (1840-1887), 24th Virginia Infantry, to his sister Sarah R. Penn Hay (1829-1898) of Patrick County, Virginia, describing camp life during the siege of Petersburg, Virginia.
Stating that his brother Joseph Penn (1832-1906) had stayed with him one night on his way back to the 10th Virginia Cavalry.
Noting that the Union army had briefly stationed African American troops in front of his regiment, then moved them. Predicting some heavy fighting soon along the lines at Dutch Gap; and adding news of other family and friends.
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