"Annapolis is, of course, a secesh town..." Autograph Letter Signed, from U.S. Christian Commission Agent to His Mother, Describing His Activitites. Dateline "College Green Barracks, Annapolis, Maryland, March 27th, 1865," Postmarked Annapolis, Mar 28, 1865
Annapolis: 1865. Folded sheets, with original envelope. Near fine, with original envelope.
Incredible 6 page manuscript letter from a Civil War Chaplain posted at Annapolis, discussing St. John's College Hospital Chapel, visiting hospitals, and the work of the U.S. Christian Commission in Annapolis during the war.
"At 2 P.M. I preached in St. Johns College Hospital Chapel & there visited some of the wards. In the evening we had preaching in the U.S.C.C. Chapel Tent [which is my headquarters] at College Green Barracks...Annapolis is, or course, a secesh town. The churches were nearly broken up by the war but now begin to look more flourishing. There is a large Episcopal Ch. here pastor of wh. is a Chaplain in hospital & a very nice sort of fellow."
An unusually descriptive letter from a young man stationed at Annapolis and serving as a chaplain at the College Green Hospital Chapel. Van Wagenen survived the war but died in New York in 1866.