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Shifflet, Hillary (1823-1863) to Jemima Shifflet

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02174.06 Author/Creator: Shifflet, Hillary (1823-1863) Place Written: Nashville, Tennessee Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 December 1862 Pagination: 4 p.

Summary of Content: Shifflet was unhappy to hear that his wife is "striping tobacco for I donte want you to hav to work for noboddy but your self." He has "but one oald shirt and hit [it] is full of holes and no socks a tall." He asks for descriptions of the children and about how things are going at home. He tried to get home for Christmas but he "will hav to take sowbelly and hav a crackers for my Chrismas dinner." He reports that "our men had a mity hard fight in virginia" and claims that "the war wood bin over if oald lincoln had let the negro question alone." He continues "if he [Lincoln] were "in hell and a negro tide to him I wood be glad thar is whar he ont [ought] to be for he is a oald Abolishingist."

People: Shifflet, Hillory, 1823-1863
Shifflet, Jemima Cox, fl. 1824-1880
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Soldier's LetterCivil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterTobacco and SmokingMilitary SuppliesMilitary UniformsMilitary ProvisionsChildren and FamilyDiet and nutritionHolidays and CelebrationsBattlePresidentAbolitionAfrican American HistorySlaveryEmancipationEmancipation Proclamation

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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