A Guide to the John S. Martin Letters, 1862-1863 Martin, John S. Letters Ms1993-013

A Guide to the John S. Martin Letters, 1862-1863

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Collection Number Ms1993-013


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Collection Number
John S. Martin Letters, 1862-1863
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Martin, John S.

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Scope and Content

Confederate soldier in the 18th Alabama Infantry during the Civil War. Collection consists of two letters to Martin's wife Sarah Jane. One is written November 29, 1862, where he urges his wife to send him new gloves. The other (photocopy) is written March 1, 1863, from Mobile, Alabama, to his wife with an additional note to his father, telling them of his sadness at being away from his family and the high price of molasses.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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