"The Anderson Letters"

Title

"The Anderson Letters"

Type

Text

Subject

Anderson, Clarissa; Anderson, Andrew; Smith, Kirby; Gibbs (Kingsley), Isabella; Dummett, Anna; Finnegan, Joseph; Fire; Tolomato Cemetary; Tolomato Street; Charleston, SC; Markland; Hilton Head, SC; Williams, Willie; Dickison, John; Putnam, Haldimand; Putnam, Benjamin Mather, Sarah; Burt, James; Burnside, Ambrose; Quincy, Henry; Bell, Louis; Savannah, GA; Battle of Perryville; Battle of Corinth; St. Augustine Blues; Bronson, Oliver; Bragg, Braxton; Crittenden, Thomas; Buell, Don Carlos; Drysdale, Irving

Description

Letters written from St. Augustine by Clarissa Anderson to her son, Andrew Anderson spanning from November, 1862 to April 1863. Detail in 1862 includes news on The Battle of Perryville, prisoners taken outside of St. Augustine, and visitors to St. Augustine's western picket line, including Confederate Captain, Jonathan Dickison. There's a rumored Confederate attack on the town in December, 1862 and the 1863 letter highlights a fire on Tolomoto Street (present-day Cordova) and Confederate deserters arriving at the western picket line.

Creator

Anderson, Clarissa

Source

MC10 . Box 2 . Folder 52

Date

"26-09-1862 - 09-04-1863"

Contributor

Anderson, Clarissa

Rights

St. Augustine Historical Society

Relation

IsReferencedBy Thomas Graham's 1978 book, "The Awakening of St. Augustine: The Anderson Family and the Oldest City: 1821-1924"

Format

Handwritten letters / 6.5" x 8"

Language

en-US

Identifier

Manuscript Collection 10

Coverage

1862-1863; St. Augustine

Publisher

Germany, Chad

Items in the "The Anderson Letters" Collection

April 9, 1863: CLARISSA ANDERSON TO ANDREW ANDERSON
Clarissa Anderson's 1863 letter to her son, Andrew Anderson, describing Mrs. Frances Kirby Smith's decision to remain in the city, a cold front, and Confederate deserters arriving in St. Augustine. The deserter arrives with rumors of a large-scale…

December 11, 1862: CLARISSA ANDERSON TO ANDREW ANDERSON
Clarissa Anderson's 1862 letter to her son, Andrew Anderson describing Willie Williams' return to St. Augustine after being paroled and released from a Union prison. Later, Anderson details the arrival of John Dickison and Judge Benjamin Putnam to…

November 26, 1862: CLARISSA ANDERSON TO ANDREW ANDERSON
Clarissa Anderson's 1862 letter to her son, Andrew Anderson, describing the procurance of newspapers, prisoners taken from General Crittenden's troops, and the Battle of Perryville. Additional detail is on visitors to the picket line near the San…