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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 1573. Letter dated 21 January 1862, written by H. H. Downing, serving with the Union army near Somerset, Kentucky, to his brother and sisters. He relates events concerning the fighting around Somerset and the death of Confederate General Felix Zollicoffer, and sends a piece of Zollicoffer's coat as a souvenir.


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