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Weeks, John F. (fl. 1860) to his parents

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06728.019 Author/Creator: Weeks, John F. (fl. 1860) Place Written: Rienzi, Tishomingo County, Mississippi Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 August 1862 Pagination: 3 p. : envelope ; 20 x 13 cm.

Summary of Content: Updates his father on the commanders of the regiment. Writes that General Asboth is the Brigadier General, Nicolas Grensel is the colonel and also a member of the Free Masons;. Lieutenant Colonel Joselyn and Major Barry have resigned and Capt. J.Q. Adams (also a Mason) is very sick. Complains that the quality of clothes they are receiving is not as good as before. Would like to see his family but has a "good a will as ever to obliterate rebellion". Writes that he is in favor of the confiscation and emancipation bill if colonization is strictly attended to. Reports that a Negro was arrested with a plot of the regiments defense and was shot. The plot had been drawn by one of the citizens inside the lines. Would like to get information about the prices of crops and who's raising them.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterUnion ForcesEmancipationEmancipation ProclamationSlaveryAfrican American HistorySpyingDeath PenaltyUnion GeneralMasonsFraternal OrganizationHealth and MedicalMilitary UniformsConfederate States of AmericaColonizationAgriculture and Animal HusbandryContrabandsAfricaClothing and AccessoriesChildren and Family

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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