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Box SC1850-1899.001


Contains 1 Collection or Record:

Kolb Family letters, 1861 - 1868

 File — Box: SC1850-1899.001, Folder: 2132.1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Seven letters of the collection are from Valentine Kolb to his sister, father, and friends. An eigth piece from Valentine to his father was a soldier's package envelope that once contained fifty dollars. In the letters, he discusses length of battles, artillery, and prisoners. He states Confederate money has lost all value. He travels in the southern United States, mainly New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama. Food is always scarce and they often only eat what they kill for themselves. One letter is...
Dates: 1861 - 1868