A Guide to the French Family Correspondence, 1862-1864 French Family Correspondence Ms1989-102

A Guide to the French Family Correspondence, 1862-1864

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Collection Number Ms1989-102


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Collection Number
French Family Correspondence, 1862-1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
French family

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Scope and Content

Seven letters from three brothers who were soldiers in New Hampshire infantries during the Civil War. All the letters were written to their sister from various camps and hospitals in Maryland, Kentucky, and Virginia. Elias French of the 11th New Hampshire Regiment writes of seeing a Confederate balloon bound for Washington, D.C., and about general fighting. John French writes from a Louisville, Kentucky, hospital, describing his wounds. Henry French, also of the 11th New Hampshire Infantry, writes about the great increase in Rebel deserters.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865