H. C. Harris letter
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The collection contains a letter dated 2 November 1862, from Camp Forney, near Mobile, to Harris's sister in Livingston, Alabama. It discusses the weather and going into winter quarters, decries the army and the plight of the common soldier and his wish for a substitute to take his place in the army during the Civil War.
- 1862 November 2
- Harris, H. C. (Person)
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H. C. Harris was a private in the Confederate States Army (probably in one of the Alabama regiments) stationed at Camp Forney near Mobile, Alabama, in November 1862.
0.02 Linear Feet (2 items, 4 pieces ; original and photocopy)
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Letter dated 2 November 1862, from Camp Forney, near Mobile, to his sister in Livingston, Alabama, discussing going into winter quarters, decrying the army and the plight of the common soldier, and vehemently expressing his wish for a substitute to take his place in the army during the Civil War.
Gift of Jessica Cook, 1987?
unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
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