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Civil War Letter,ca. 1862

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Author

Archives Staff

Title

Civil War Letter

Date

ca. 1862

Repository

Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives.Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931

Conditions Governing Access note

Access at KHS only. Use microfilm, transcriptions or images when available.

For microfilmed copies see Family Collection: Civil War Letter.

Associated Materials / Related Records

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Civil War Letter, ca. 1862, 96SC02,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.

Extent

1 item (1 leaf); 18 cm.

Biography/History

This letter, sent from "Rose Villa, Kentucky," may have been written shortly after the fall of Fort Donelson since it expresses the sentiment that the Yankees, "are marching toward Louisiana." The location of "Rose Villa" has not been determined, nor have the full identities of the sender or receiver.

Scope and Content

This single page "panic letter" was most likely written in 1862. This concise piece of correspondence provides tantalizing hints about home life during the Civil War, but gives little concrete information.

Arrangement: Chronological

Variant Name: Civil War Letter, from "Rose Villa."

Subjects

  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence
  • Kentucky--History--Sources

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