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Buffum Letter to his father and mother, 1863 March 6.
Wyles SC 132
Collection Overview

Title:

Letter to his father and mother, 1863 March 6

Creator/Contributor:

Buffum, (Civil War sailor), creator

Creator/Contributor:

Buffum, Joshua.

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

One unsigned holograph letter from a Union navy sailor at Washington Navy Yard to his mother and father, Joshua Buffum, of North Billerica, Massachusetts. He recounts the Confederate capture of the USS Isaac P. Smith, commanded by Lieutenant F. S. Conover, while on patrol along the Stono River near Charleston, South Carolina.

Date:

1863 (issued)

Subject:

Conover, F. S
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

Note:

Accompanied by an envelope dated 1863 March 7.
Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], Buffum letter to his father and mother. Wyles SC 132. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Purchase, 1981.

Type:

Letters (correspondence).
Civil wars.

Physical Description:

1 item (2 leaves)

Language:

English

Identifier:

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.