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


Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 968. Partial letter, 1862, written by Abyram P. Staats, a private in the 74th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, while stationed in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He recounts how he shot his thumb off and the miseries of camp life. Discharge certificate, 1863, and photo included.


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