Finding aid and typescript (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 1422. Letter, 6 November, to his mother from “Alvis”(?), probably serving with the 9th Illinois Infantry. From Camp Paine, Paducah, Kentucky, he writes of living conditions, a skirmish with Confederate forces, his hopes to experience a full battle, and his belief that the Confederates have better officers, but inferior soldiers.
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Folklife Archives, Manuscripts &, "Civil War, 1861-1865 - Paducah, Kentucky (SC 1422)" (2005). MSS Finding Aids. Paper 97.