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Finding aid and full-text scan of letter (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2690. Letter, 22 March 1866, to a newspaper editor from Captain William Schenck, encamped near Bowling Green, Kentucky with the 119th Regiment, U.S. Colored Infantry. He denies the editor’s claim that an outbreak of smallpox in the town was attributable to “careless Negro soldiers” and describes the measures taken to control the disease among his troops.


African American Studies | Military History | United States History

SC 2690 SCHENCK William typescript.doc (32 kB)
William T. Y. Schenck to an editor, 22 March 1866



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