Letter written by Civil War soldier William H. Githens?, Bird's 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. Also, he includes a sketch of these fortifications.
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Folklife Archives, Manuscripts &, "Civil War - Military Life (SC 1364)" (2003). MSS Finding Aids. Paper 191.