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J. W. Calvert Letter, 1863 Feb. 20

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Title

J. W. Calvert Letter

Date

1863 Feb. 20

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], J. W. Calvert Letter, 1863 Feb. 20, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

1 item

Scope and Content

The letter discusses life in a border state during the Civil War. Calvert also mentions the "great raids by Buell and Bragg, and lesser ones by Morgan, Wheeler, Forrest and Co., through our part of the state . . ." Calvert expresses his lack of faith in the Emancipation Proclamation. Also, because of his Confederate relatives, Calvert burned all of his political papers, but could not part with his picture of John Brown. Card index in repository

Subjects

  • Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876.
  • Brown, John, 1800-1859.
  • Buell, Don Carlos, 1818-1898.
  • Forrest, Nathan Bedford, 1821-1877.
  • Kentucky-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Sources.
  • Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864.
  • Wheeler, Joseph, 1836-1906.

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