December 11, 1862: CLARISSA ANDERSON TO ANDREW ANDERSON

Title

December 11, 1862: CLARISSA ANDERSON TO ANDREW ANDERSON

Type

Text

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 John Dickison and Judge Benjamin Putnam to the western border of town, on the San Sebastian bridge. Judge Putnam was admitted, but Dickison was not. 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.

Source

MC10 . Box 2 . Folder 52

Date

Rights

St. Augustine Historical Society

Format

Original / 6.5" x 8"

Language

en-US

Coverage

Saint Augustine [7014435]

Files

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Transcription Dec. 11.pdf

Citation

Anderson, Clarissa, “December 11, 1862: CLARISSA ANDERSON TO ANDREW ANDERSON,” The Civil War In St. Augustine, accessed November 22, 2017, http://sacivilwararchive.com/items/show/16.