"Markland Dec. 11th 1862"

Dublin Core

Title

"Markland Dec. 11th 1862"

Subject

Anderson, Clarissa; Anderson, Andrew; Williams, Willie; Dickison, Johnathan; 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; Markland; 1862

Description

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 Captain Dickison and Judge Putnam to the western border of town, on the San Sebastian bridge. Judge Putnam was admitted, but Dickison was not. Anderson mistakenly writes that Putnam was killed at the 1862 Battle of Corinth. He died in 1863 at the 2nd Battle of Fort Wagner. On the 18th, Anderson writes about food exchanges between town Unionists and Confederates, along the western picket line. There's concern over being driven from her home and on December 20, report of a possible Confederate gunboat firing in Matanzas Harbor. A few citizens suggest an attack, but that notion is quickly dispelled.

Creator

Anderson, Clarissa

Source

MC10 . Box 2 . Folder 52

Publisher

Germany, Chad

Date

11-12-1862

Contributor

Anderson, Clarissa

Rights

St. Augustine Historical Society

Relation

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

Format

Handwritten letter / 6.5" x 8"

Language

en-US

Type

Text

Identifier

Manuscript Collection 10

Coverage

1862; St. Augustine, FL

Files

Dec 11 (1).jpg
Dec 11 (2).jpg
Dec 11 (3).jpg
Transcription Dec. 11.pdf

Citation

Anderson, Clarissa, “"Markland Dec. 11th 1862",” The Civil War In St. Augustine, accessed September 22, 2017, http://sacivilwararchive.com/items/show/16.