Finding aid and full-text typescripts (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3163. Four letters of George Messer to his wife Lottie Messer, written March-May 1863 from Camp Hobson, Glasgow, Kentucky. He describes preparing the camp’s fortifications and accommodations, the arrival of reinforcements, the presence of nearby Confederates, his novel reading, and the prospects of obtaining a furlough. He relates the prevalence of fighting among the local citizenry and discusses affairs at home such as his debts and local elections. His letter of 16 April includes a sketch of the fort.
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Folklife Archives, Manuscripts &, "Messer, George, 1833-1863 (SC 3163)" (2018). MSS Finding Aids. Paper 4397.
George Messer to Charlotte Messer 21 March 1863
SC 3163 MESSER George 28-30 Mar 1863 typescript.doc (41 kB)
George Messer to Charlotte Messer 28-30 March 1863
SC 3163 MESSER George 16 Apr 1863 typescript.doc (47 kB)
George Messer to Charlotte Messer 16 April 1863
SC 3163 MESSER George 5 May 1863 typescript.doc (38 kB)
George Messer to Charlotte Messer 5 May 1863