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Felix Kirk Letter

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Identifier: MS-2152
Abstract

Felix Kirk wrote this letter to his father, John Kirk, from Knoxville on November 14, 1861. In it, he discuses a recent illness, mentions some old union devil who burned a bridge, and describes his unit's recent activities in Chattanooga and Knoxville. The reverse of the letter's final page bears a printed poem entitled Dixie: Southrons, hear your Country Call You!

Dates: 1861 November 14

Jennie McKay Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2143
Abstract

In this letter, Jennie McKay discusses her life on the Confederate home front in Missouri. She speaks of her home being burned, family members currently serving with the Confederate Army, what she considers the inflated prices of various goods, and the death of her older sister Christiana.

Dates: 1865 November 19

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