Helen Maxwell Anderson letter to General Dix, 1862 September 13.

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Title

Helen Maxwell Anderson letter to General Dix, 1862 September 13.

Subject

Anderson, Helen Maxwell.
Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1879.
Military occupation.
Wine--Virginia--Williamsburg.
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Williamsburg (Va.).

Description

Helen Anderson writes to General Dix that Union soldiers have broken into her home and stolen a quantity of very valuable wine. She requests General Dix take action to have it returned to her.

Creator

Anderson, Helen Maxwell.

Source

Helen M. Anderson Papers. MS 1989.13.

Publisher

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

Date

1862-09-13

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Text.

Identifier

MS 1989.13.4

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Text

Williamsburg. Virginia Sep 13. 1862
Maj Genl. Dix
Sir
My House was broken open this
morning by an armed band, of Soldiers, and a large
quantity of very valuable old wine, which has been
in my family for many years, taken away. This is
a heavy loss to me, and one that is irreparable,
and I appeal to you to exercise your authority
and have it restored to me. Your immediate
action is requested, otherwise it will be too late.

Very respectfully yours,

Please telegraph your order. Your soldiers were
led in person by Lieut. Simpson. nephew to Col. Cor
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bell, who is Provost Marshal in Williamsburg
now. The excuse made was that they us-
ed for Confederate Soleirs, but I can assure you
that such is not the case.

Yours,
H.M. Anderson.

Original Format

Ink on paper.

Citation

Anderson, Helen Maxwell., “Helen Maxwell Anderson letter to General Dix, 1862 September 13.,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed September 26, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/30.