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Amos W. Kibbee Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3084
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter dated August 18, 1862, from Amos W. Kibbee in Jackson, Tennessee to his cousin Hattie A. Tuttle in Concord, Ohio. Amos discusses his opinions of the military, the hardships of his battle-scarred unit, and the potential of freed slaves.

Dates: 1862 August 18

Memphis Freedmen's Bureau Report

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3240
Abstract

This collection consists of a four page report detailing events in the Memphis, Tennessee district of the Freedmen's Bureau during the month of May 1864. The writer, Captain T. A. Walker of the 63rd Infantry Regiment (Colored Troops), describes the city of Memphis (particularly its schools) as well as the contraband camps of Holly Springs, Shiloh, and President's Island.

Dates: 1864 May 31

Will R. Story Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1136
Abstract

In this letter, Captain William R. Story of the 1st U.S. Colored Artillery (heavy) writes to John J. King on behalf of a soldier under his command named Tecumsey whose wife, formerly one of King's enslaved people, is still living in King's home. The soldier would like her to be able to remain in the house, and Story assures King that the man earns a reasonable wage and will be good for any small amount of a years rent.

Dates: 1865 August 16

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