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Finding aid and full text of letter (click on "Additional Files") for Manuscripts Small Collection 2789. Letter, 30 March 1862 of Harrison Benedict, Scottsville, Kentucky, to his cousin David Selby in Jamestown, Kentucky. He reports on military activity in the area, including Confederate searches of his and his mother’s homes, the theft of guns, horses and wagons, and the destruction of bridges. He includes his wife Emily T. Benedict as a signatory to the letter.


Military History | United States History

SC 2789 BENEDICT Harrison typescript.doc (33 kB)
Letter from Harrison Benedict to David Selby, March 30, 1862



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