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James Fortiner Letters
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
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[Identification of item], James Fortiner Letters, 1861-1863, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.
Soldier with the 2nd Illinois Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War. Letters report Fortiner's activities with the 2nd Illinois Cavalry Regiment along the Ohio-Mississippi Rivers corridor, with stops at Fort Holt, Ky., Union City, Fort Pillow, and Memphis, Tenn., and New Madrid, Mo. He describe scouting parties, battles and skirmishes, and foraging for food for the regiment. Cards available in repository
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