George Bauer Letter, 1864 (Ms1993-022)

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Title

George Bauer Letter, 1864 (Ms1993-022)

Subject

Description

Union soldier during the Civil War, writing from Spotsylvania Courthouse on May 20, 1864, to his daughter, about the many battles he had fought in and the presence of the Confederates in the immediate area. Bauer was a native German speaker and the English in his letter is heavily Germanized (ex. shuding duks for shooting ducks). Bauer was killed two months later in the Battle of Monocacy. Transcript available. Collection also includes a daguerreotype of an identified man.

Creator

Date

Rights

Permission to publish from the George Bauer Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Type

Identifier

Ms1993-022

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: George Bauer Letter, Ms1993-022, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Citation

Bauer, George, “George Bauer Letter, 1864 (Ms1993-022),” VT Special Collections Online, accessed December 17, 2018, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/AmericanCivilWar/Ms1993-022.