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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 3607. Letter, 27 June 1862, of Edgar Brooks, Atlanta, Illinois, serving with the 7th Illinois Infantry. Writing from Tilton, Georgia, he describes his regiment’s recent movements through the state and comments on the countryside, the destruction at Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Confederate raids on railroads and bridges. He also remarks on the procession of rail cars carrying Union wounded and Confederate prisoners.


United States History

SC 3607 BROOKS 27 June 1862.pdf (1960 kB)
Edgar Brooks letter

SC 3607 BROOKS 27 June 1862 typescript.doc (35 kB)
Edgar Brooks letter typescript



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