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


Finding aid and typescript (Click on "Additional Files" below) only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3039. Letter, 12 October 1861, to his father from an unidentified Confederate soldier in the 2nd Tennessee Cavalry Battalion. He describes his march from Bowling Green, Kentucky to Brownsville, Kentucky, and camp conditions. He also comments on Union sentiment there as distinct from abolitionism; describes an alarm raised in camp when one of the men was fired upon while watering his horse at Green River; and praises his captain for his treatment of the men and for discouraging any celebration when citizens were asked to take down the U.S. flag.


Military History | United States History

SC 3039 CIVIL War - Brownsville typescript.doc (34 kB)
Letter from Anonymous Soldier in Brownsville, Kentucky to his father



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