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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid for Manuscripts Small Collection 2302. Chiefly letters from Barnett Smith, Fort Sill, Oklahoma Territory and Camp Wheeler, Huntsville, Alabama to his mother in Hadley, Warren County, Kentucky, 1898. He describes his military training and ponders being shipped to Cuba. Also includes (Click on "Additional Files" below for scans) an 1865 letter from Union soldier James W. Howard of Butler County, Kentucky, Howard’s discharge certificate, an 1863 slavery bill of sale, and an 1873 receipt for a coffin.


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