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John T. Harrington Letters, 1863, 1863

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97sc130Guide to the John T. Harrington Letters, 1863StaffSpecial CollectionsSpecial CollectionsKentucky History CenterKentucky Historical Society100 W. BroadwayFrankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931 USAPhone: (502) 564-1792, ext.4470Fax: (502) 564-4701URL: http://history.ky.gov/Kentucky Historical Societyn.d.Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, March 2000.ENGGuide to the John T. Harrington Letters, 1863Collection number:97SC130 Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsKentucky History CenterKentucky Historical Society100 W. BroadwayFrankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931 USAPhone: (502) 564-1792, ext.4470Fax: (502) 564-4701URL: http://history.ky.gov/Processed by: StaffDate Completed: n.d.Encoded by: Thomas Enneking Copyright 1999 Kentucky Historical Society. All rights reserved.John T. Harrington Letters, 186397SC130Harrington, John T.2 items; 25 cm.Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives.Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931Access at KHS only. Use microfilm, transcriptions or images when available.Permission for commercial use must be requested from the Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections.[Identification of item], John T. Harrington Letters, 1863, 97SC130,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.This collection consists of two letters John Harrington wrote while fighting for the Union Army. The first letter, dated January 19, 1863, was to his sister Jennie. It discusses the Battle of Vicksburg and how he survived. He mentions meeting "defeated but not conquered confederate troops" at an Arkansas post. Harrington continues on to say he "enlisted to fight for the union and the constitution but Lincoln ... has us Union men fighting for his abolition platform and thus making us a hord of sufagutes, house burners, negro theives, and devastors of private property." The second letter is to an unknown friend, dated May 9, 1863. In this letter he details his war experience since he enlisted in the army in 1862. He also says that the reason he enlisted was broken promises by a "faithless" woman. He was in the 22nd Kentucky Voluteer Regiment.Arrangement: Correspondence is arranged chronologically.Provenance: Mrs. Francis H. Lewis; Richmond, KY; gift; 1982United States--History--Civil War (1861-1865)--Personal narrativesVicksburg (Miss.)--History--Siege (1863)Kentucky--History--Civil War (1861-1865)Kentucky--Militia

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