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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 2815. Letter of Isaac M. Kirby, a captain in the 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, written on 10 March [1862] to his aunt from Camp Andy Johnson near Nashville,Tennessee. He reports on his activities over the past month, including a march north toward Fort Donelson, a mock skirmish with some local bird life, a march to Bowling Green, Kentucky and two-day encampment there, and current conditions at Camp Andy Johnson. He also comments on the greater number of Union sympathizers in Kentucky than Tennessee, and on attacks on pickets by Confederate rangers in the area.


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