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Catherine Powell letter

Identifier: SC 01704

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Content Description

Catherine Powell letter, 1861 June 10, to "Ellen" (assumed to be her daughter Mary Ellen Powell Adie) about the evacuation of Alexandria, Virginia after its occupation by Union forces on May 24, 1861. This letter is written from a Confederate point of view.


  • Creation: 1861 June 10


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0.1 Linear Feet (A single legal sized folder.)



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