A Guide to the Oren Shorts Letter, 1861 Shorts, Oren Letter Ms1989-047

A Guide to the Oren Shorts Letter, 1861

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1989-047


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Collection Number
Oren Shorts Letter, 1861
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Shorts, Oren

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Scope and Content

Letter written May 5, 1861, from a Fort Fairfield, Iowa, farmer to relatives. Mentions farm and family and refers to the recent outbreak of war between the states.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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