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James W. Earl Letters, 1862

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James W. Earl Letters




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

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Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], James W. Earl Letters, 1862, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


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Scope and Content

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


  • United States.-- Army.-- History.
  • Indians of North America-- Government relations.
  • Indians of North America-- Wars-- 1862-1865.
  • Fort Gibson (Okla.)
  • Fort Scott (Kan.)
  • Kansas-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Kentucky-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Oklahoma-- History.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.

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