Post Civil War letter written by "Louise"
Scope and Contents
Written immediately after the Civil War (1861-1865) on November 9, 1865, the letter describes the life and community of its author, Louise. The letter outlines the birth of Louise's child, local events in a town identified as Riverside, an incident involving stolen cattle and the shooting of a young man. Written by "Louise" in 1865, the letter describes the life and events of "Riverside" in late 1865.
- Creation: November 9, 1865
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0.1 Linear Feet (1 legal size folder )
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased with the John M. Press Estate Spendable Fund.
The collection received container level processing. This finding aid may be updated to reflect new descriptions and aquisitions to the collection.
- Guide to the Post Civil War Letter Written by "Louise"
- Kendall McKinley
- November 2022
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