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William J. Helsley Letters
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
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[Identification of item], William J. Helsley Letters, 1861-1862, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.
Union soldier with the 19th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Letters written while serving with the 19th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in Kentucky. His letter of 8 December 1861 has a patriotic letterhead and tells of a wagon accident in which the driver was killed. His letter of 1 Jan. 1862 discusses his opinion of slavery and describes slaves driving a team of oxen to the fields. Card file in repository
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