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Ellen Argo Letter, 1865 April 5

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
From the Collection:

In this letter to Mrs. Wooldridge, Ellen Argo describes the death of an unidentified soldier. She reports that he "praid from the time they brought him to the house until he died" and that although she and her family could do little to help him, her mother took the same care of him as she would her own child. After his death, they arranged for his burial in the McMinnville graveyard. Argo reassures Mrs. Wooldridge that he was with true friends and that if "prairs or tears would save his life he would have been with you now." Argo also includes a message to the deceased's sister, Mrs. Glen, informing her that her brother had spoken of her often during his final hours.


  • 1865 April 5

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Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA