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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) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3612. Letter to “Henry,” 20 April 1862, from James Milligan, serving with the 11th Kentucky Infantry. Writing from Shiloh, Tennessee, he describes the recent battle, the high number of casualties, and the courage of his regiment’s officers. He reports on the fate of some of his comrades and remarks on fighting against men from his county who sided with the Confederates, the prevalence of rain and mud, and the food and drink of the soldiers.


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