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John E. Thompson Letter and Poem

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2960
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter and a poem written by John Edward Thompson of the 20th Illinois Infantry. The letter, written on March 17, 1862 to a friend while Thompson was stationed in Savannah, Tennessee, discusses Thompson's thoughts on surviving the war and on arriving in Savannah. The poem, entitled Good Night: Who Wouldn't be a Soldier and written before the Battle of Shiloh, was published in the Advocate in 1887.

Dates: 1862 March 17, 1887 February 8

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  • Language: English X
  • Subject: Tennessee -- History. X
  • Subject: Correspondence. X
  • Subject: Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862. X
  • Subject: United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 20th (1861-1865). X