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


Finding aid, scan, and typescript (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 1364. Letter, 22 February 1862, written by U.S. Army surgeon William H. Githens, Birds Point, Missouri, to his wife describing conditions, especially in Cairo, Illinois, and mentioning the activity at Forts Holt and Payne across the river in Kentucky. He includes a sketch of these fortifications.


Military History | United States History

SC 1364 Githens letter 22 February 1862.doc (2709 kB)
Willam H. Githens letter

SC 1364 Typescript of Githens letter.pdf (72 kB)
Typescript of Githens letter



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