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


Finding Aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3104. Letter, 12 January 1862, of Wisconsin volunteer Montrose Morgan to his sister and brother-in-law, Thomas and Orissa Harney. From Camp Wood in Kentucky, he writes of military forces in the area and the possibility of battle, the completion of a bridge across the Green River, and a recent meeting with Confederates under a flag of truce. He also refers to having Confederate major general Simon Bolivar Buckner “hop” (or “pop”) after an expected massing of Union forces.


United States History

SC 3104 MORGAN, Montrose - typescript.pdf (15 kB)
William Montrose Morgan to Thomas and Orissa Harney, 12 January 1862