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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number CML-WRJP.1
Date December 22, 1864
Scope & Content Letter from William Ransom Johnson Pegram to Mrs. James West Pegram, December 22, 1864

Physical Appearance: [December] 22, 1864 - W[illiam Ransom] J[ohnson] Pegram near Petersburg, [Virginia], to "My dear Mother" [Virginia Johnson Pegram], Richmond, V[irgini]a - Sends her this letter by Gordon McCabe to let her know that he arrived safely Monday and has been well. "I have been dissipating very much since my return and have been feeling very badly all day due to lack of sleep." Describes his activities of the last few days. Mentions the possibility of the railroad being completed almost to Petersburg and wants her to come down in January. Signed, "W. J. Pegram" 4 pp. on 1 sheet.

Marks: "William Ransom Johnson Pegram, Lt. Col. ....[illegible] Acting Brig. Genl. C.S.A. ....[illegible]" on bottom of last page.
Archival History Willie Pegram's letter to his mother was formerly located in the Georgia Room letterbook files.
People Pegram, Virginia Johnson
McCabe, Gordon
Pegram, William J.
Pegram, William Ransom Johnson (Willy)
Search Terms Petersburg, VA
Subjects Railings
Railroad construction & maintenance
Railroad travel
Military life