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City Fairfax  +
Coordinates 38° 50' 46" N, 77° 18' 23" WLatitude: 38.8462236
Longitude: -77.3063733
Country United States  +
External Number 19  +
Has Supplemental Text false  +
Headline Officer’s Wife Reports on an Evening at Camp with 16th NY Regiment  +
Location Virginia  +
Reviewed true  +
Salience 3  +
State VA  +
Tags Civil War  + , Military  +
Year 1,862  +
Year Number 31  +
Has improper value forThis property is a special property in this wiki. Year Suffix  + , Source Image  + , Submitted by  +
Categories Chronology  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 July 2019 17:41:14  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>“The evening parade was an uncomm <p>“The evening parade was an uncommonly nice one . . . . The new colors were all brought out and the effect was very pretty, as they were escorted out and back and saluted by all the officers and me. After parade came a game of base-ball for the captains and other officers, and in the sweet evening air and early moonlight we heard cheerful sounds all about us at the men sang patriotic songs, laughed and chatted, or danced jig to the sound of a violin.”</p> <p>Eliza Howland, “Diary of Eliza Newton Woolsey Howland, April 1862, in <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Letters of a Family During the War for the Union 1861-1865</span> [Pubr? Date?] Volume 1, page 360. Eliza Howland’s husband Joseph was an officer with the 16<sup>th</sup> New York Volunteers. The couple lived in Mattawan NY before the War. Provided by Jeff Kittell, 5/12/09. Available online at The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries Database, at <a href=""></a>. <strong>Note:</strong> can we determine the location of the event?</p> <p>Per p. 284 of the Howland book, this took place April 3, 1862, in the camp of Slocum's division, near Fairfax, VA. [ba]</p> division, near Fairfax, VA. [ba]</p>
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