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Letter from John Call Dalton, Jr., to Charles Henry Dalton, 19 December 1861

Letter from John Call Dalton, Jr., to Charles Henry Dalton, 19 December 1861

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    In this letter, John Call Dalton, Jr. (1825-1889), an army surgeon, writes to his brother Charles Henry Dalton (1826-1908), assistant quartermaster-general of the Massachusetts militia, from his position at Hilton Head, South Carolina. Dalton describes collecting souvenirs inside the recently captured Fort Walker, references the beginning of the siege of Fort Pulaski in Georgia, and makes observations about the local enslaved men interacting with the Union army.