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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 2866. Letter, 9 April 1863, of John O. Campbell, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry, written from Paris, Kentucky to friends. He comments on both the beauty and destruction in the area, on Confederate sympathies, especially among the women, and how they should be punished, and on camping at the Bourbon County fairgrounds. He also comments on local members of the Clay and Bacon families and on U.S. Senator Garrett Davis’s support of reprisals for disloyalty to the Union. Includes associated data on Campbell and his regiment.


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