Joseph Desha Letter
Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931
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[Identification of item], Joseph Desha Letter, 1861, 86SC45,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.
1 item (1 folder), .1 c.f.
This letter was written by Desha August 25, 1861 at Camp Bartow (near Manassas) to his brothers, Cave and Lucius Clay. It describes the aftermath of the first battle of Bull Run (Manassas), the possible invasion of Kentucky by Union forces, and Confederate activity in Harrison County, Kentucky (such as the burning of Robertson Bridge). Other subjects discussed are the death of Desha's men from fever (Daniel Taylor, Wash Shumate, and D.L. Taylor), the burial methods of Union soldiers, and army music.
Variant Name: Jo Desha letter
Creator's Occupation: Captain, 1st Regiment Infantry, Kentucky Volunteers Confederate Army
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