From The Citadel Archives Guide
Letters, 1862 May 18 - 1863 December 28.
0.5 linear ft.
Physician in 18th Massachusetts Volunteers, native of Boston.
Stationed around Fredericksburg, Virginia and Baltimore, Maryland, Wilbur writes to his wife concerning food, climate, cost of living, clothes, servants and marches. Mentions poor Union leadership (May 19, June 27, August 9, 1863 letters), the South. Hopes Rebels will invade Pennsylvania to shake them (Pennsylvania) up.
Wilbur discusses field practice vs. medical practice; dislikes field practice and wants to be in a hosptial in Baltimore. Many letters are advising his wife to rent the house in Boston and move to Baltimore.
Source of originals unknown.
A1979.1 Catton (box 44, folder 2)
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