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Guide to the Caleb Henry Phillips letter MSS.1672

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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 2010-06-21T15:34-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Caleb Henry Phillips letter

Unit ID:

MSS.1672

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (1 letter)

Dates:

186? September 9

Abstract:

A letter from Caleb Henry Phillips, Union soldier, to his wife, Indianapolis, Indiana, 9 September 186?

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of one letter from Phillips to his wife Carroline [sic], written from Indianapolis, Indiana, on 9 September, no year stated. Phillips assures his wife early in the letter "that you are a going to get your bounty money," probably a reference to enlistment bounties that many states began to offer as enlistments began to drop off following the first flush of enthusiasm for the war. This suggests that the letter may date from 1862 or 1863 but there appears to be no other means of dating it. The remainder of the letter is largely devoted to describing how Phillips' friends are doing, although at one point he states "i [sic] tell you this is a lazy life[;] they are all sick of it."

Processing Information:

Processed by

Donnelly Lancaster/John Beeler, 2005

Preferred Citation:

Caleb Henry Phillips Collection, 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

Union Civil War soldier, 9 September 186?

Letter Box 6476 Folder 29

Letter from Caleb Henry Phillips, Indianapolis, Indiana, to Carroline Phillips, [location unknown], September 9, 186? http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20782