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Watson Goodrich Letters,1861-1862

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Title

Watson Goodrich Letters

Date

1861-1862

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Watson Goodrich Letters, 1861-1862, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

10 items

Scope and Content

Soldier. Goodrich's letters to his family describe his life as a soldier in the 2nd Illinois Cavalry Regiment; conditions at Paducah and Columbus, Kentucky; and Union Army hospitals at Paducah, noting that some wounded from the Battle of Shiloh were quartered there. He also discusses personal matters; weather; camp conditions; speculates as to the future of his regiment; and notes the death of his friend Tom Butler and describes his funeral

Subjects

  • Kentucky-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Sources.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Hospitals-- Sources.
  • United States.-- Army.-- Illinois Cavalry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1865).

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