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


Finding aid, scan and typescript (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3610. Letter, 17 August 1862, of Jefferson M. Sullivan, Atlanta, Illinois, written while serving with the 68th Illinois Infantry at Camp Stuart, Virginia. He speculates on his regiment’s future movements, recommends that his correspondent’s son stay out of the Army, remarks on his diet of green apples and peaches, and laments the failure of his wheat crop and the departure for war of the young men at home.


United States History

SC 3610 SULLIVAN 17 August 1862.pdf (1425 kB)
Jefferson Sullivan Letter

SC 3610 SULLIVAN 17 August 1862 typescript.doc (32 kB)
Jefferson Sullivan Letter typescript



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