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Watson Goodrich Letters
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
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[Identification of item], Watson Goodrich Letters, 1861-1862, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.
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
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