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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 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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SC 1422 CIVIL War - Paducah typescript.doc (34 kB)
Letter of Alvis?, 6 November 1861(?)



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