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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Union Soldier Letter (I) MSS.1663

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

June 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-06-21T15:12-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Union soldier letter (I)

Unit ID:

MSS.1663

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet 1 letter

Dates:

circa 1863

Abstract:

A fragment of a letter of unknown date, probably late 1863, by an unknown Union soldier, describing his feeling about emancipation and experience at Gettysburg.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a fragment of a letter written by an unknown Union soldier, describing his thoughts about the draft--"I think it is right for every man to help save his country"--, emancipation--"I am against freeing the Negro just as mutch [sic] as any person"--and the Battle of Gettysburg--"that was my forth [sic] of July". Very poorly written and virtually illegible in places.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Donnelly Lancaster/John Beeler, 2005

Preferred Citation:

Union soldier Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2004

Biographical/Historical note

A Union soldier, describing his thoughts on the war and experiences at Gettysburg.

Letter Box 6476 Folder 20

Letter from an unknown Union soldier, [location unknown], to unknown recipient, [location unknown], [date unknown] http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20775