Helen M. Anderson letter to Captain Hennessey, [1862, September].

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Title

Helen M. Anderson letter to Captain Hennessey, [1862, September].

Subject

Anderson, Helen Maxwell.
Hennessey, Timothy.
Eastern State Hospital (Va.).
United States. Army. Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment, 5th (1861-1865).

Description

Helen Anderson writes to Captain Hennessey of the 5th Pennsylvania Cavalry concerning the wine taken from her home by Union soldiers in occupied Williamsburg, Va. She notes that it is in the Lunatic Asylum but that it is being taken from there to be consumed on a regular basis.

Creator

Anderson, Helen Maxwell.

Source

Helen M. Anderson Papers, 1818-1912. MS 1989.13.

Publisher

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Date

1862-09

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Text.

Identifier

MS 1989.13.17

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Text

Capt Hennessey

Sir Several days ago my house was broken
open by a band of armed soldiers, and a large quantity of old
and very valuable wine taken way., a large portion of it was
consumed by soldiers and negros, the remainder being
placed in a room in the Lunatic Asylum. I was
assured that it would be taken care of & restored to me
[verso]

but the officer now acting here as Provost Marshal
has repeatedly taken away large quantities of it,
and unless I can obtain your assistance it will all
Soon be consumed. I appeal to you as a gentleman
to aid me. I am an old Lady, utterly unable to help
myslef, and request that you will use your influence to
redress the indignity & outrages that have been committed

Original Format

Ink on paper.

Citation

Anderson, Helen Maxwell., “Helen M. Anderson letter to Captain Hennessey, [1862, September].,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed October 19, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/17.