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Guide to the G. Penn Letter MSS.2149

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by Jamie Burke

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

March 2014

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-03-20T12:59-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

G. Penn Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.2149

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 linear foot (1 letter)

Dates:

1864 October 28

Abstract:

Letter from Confederate solider, G. Penn, to mother from Fort Lee, Virginia, during the Civil War. Discusses delays in assignment in the camp, soldier's living conditions, hopes to come home on leave soon. Refers to upcoming "great battle."

creator

Penn, G.

Scope and Contents note

Letter to Ma detailing aspects of life at Fort Lee and delays in his assignment in the camp - hopes to work as a farmer. Refers to an upcoming "great battle" and expresses his hope to be allowed to come home soon on leave. The letter is burned in some places.

Preferred Citation:

G. Penn Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.

Biographical/Historical note

Confederate soldier writing to Ma from Fort Lee, Virginia.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2008

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

Processed by Allison Winston, August 2008

Source(s)

Hall, Wade H. (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Civil War (localbroad)

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 (lcsh)

G. Penn Letter Box SC 0009 Folder 2149