Publication Date

9-14-2015

Comments

This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434; mssfa@wku.edu

Abstract

Finding aid and typescripts of three Mexican War letters (click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3000. Correspondence of Charles Ewing Nourse, Bardstown, Kentucky, and his wife Mary “Mollie” (Brown) Nourse. Three letters of Charles, serving in the 4th Kentucky Infantry during the Mexican War, describe military life, illness, Mexican cities, and encounters with the enemy. Mary’s father writes from Cadiz, Kentucky, of his work as a circuit judge, and an 1850 letter wishes Charles and Mary well on their marriage. Includes Mary’s letter to Charles with family news, and two verses, both probably by Charles; one appears to refer to a romance of Mary’s sister Lucy. Also includes Charles’s youthful description of a squirrel hunt.

Disciplines

Military History | United States History

SC 3000 NOURSE Charles item 2.pdf (246 kB)
Mexican War letter from Charles E. Nourse to J. D. Nourse

SC 3000 NOURSE Charles item 3.pdf (247 kB)
Mexican War letter from Charles E. Nourse to J. D. Nourse

SC 3000 NOURSE Charles item 4.pdf (170 kB)
Mexican War letter from Charles E. Nourse to Sarah B. Miles

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