"Markland Apr. 9th 1863"

Dublin Core

Title

"Markland Apr. 9th 1863"

Subject

Anderson, Clarissa; Anderson, Andrew; Smith, Edmund Kirby; Gibbs (Kingsley), Isabella; Dummett, Anna; Finnegan, Joseph; Fire; Tolomato Cemetary; Tolomato Street; Charleston; Markland; Hilton Head, SC; 1863

Description

Clarissa Anderson's 1863 letter to her son, Andrew Anderson, describing Mrs. Joseph Lee 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 attack from General Joseph Finnegan's troops, aimed at taking town provisions, but are dispelled by Anderson in the letter. Of particular note is a fire, possibly started by Union soldiers, near Tolomato Street (present day Cordova Street) and the "Catholic Cemetary." On April 11th, Anderson describes a Catholic priest coming to the picket line, bringing news of gunboats passing Charleston, S.C., but being denied entrance to St. Augustine. The rest of the letter touches on upkeep of the Markland House and the arrival of future mail ships.

Creator

Anderson, Clarissa

Source

MC10 . Box 2 . Folder 53

Publisher

Germany, Chad

Date

09-04-1863

Contributor

Anderson, Clarissa

Rights

St. Augustine Historical Society

Relation

inapplicable

Format

Handwritten letter / 6.5" x 8"

Language

en-US

Type

Text

Identifier

Manuscript Collection 10

Coverage

1863; St. Augustine, FL

Files

April 9 (1).jpg
April 9 (2).jpg
April 9 (3).jpg
Transcription Apr. 9.pdf

Citation

Anderson, Clarissa, “"Markland Apr. 9th 1863",” The Civil War In St. Augustine, accessed September 22, 2017, http://sacivilwararchive.com/items/show/22.