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James W. Earl Letters
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
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[Identification of item], James W. Earl Letters, 1862, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.
Soldier in the Ohio Volunteer Cavalry serving in Kansas and Oklahoma during the Civil War. Letters are primarily concerned with an "Indian Expedition" undertaken by an Ohio Volunteer Cavalry regiment in Kansas and Oklahoma. they describe an attack by "Jayhawkers," a trip between Fort Scott (Kan.) and Fort Gibson (Okla.), the poor quality of the regiment's colonel, the possibility of the it going to Kentucky to fight guerrillas, and the prosepects for the Civil War. Card file in repository
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