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Lem Mathews Letter
1861 October 10
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
Open to researchers.
[Identification of item], Lem Mathews Letter, 1861 October 10, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.
Mathews was a soldier with the 112th Illinois Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Mathews describes the departure of the 112th Illinois Infantry Regiment traveling by rail through Illinois and Indiana to Camp Smith near Covington, Ky.; Camp Smith, its layout and the number of soldiers; the effects of the war on Covington; his love of his wife and his contempt for men who do not serve. Finding aids available in repository
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