A Guide to the John H. Black Letter, 1864 Black, John H. Letter Ms1989-089

A Guide to the John H. Black Letter, 1864

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Collection Number Ms1989-089


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Collection Number
John H. Black Letter, 1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Black, John H.

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Scope and Content

Lieutenant in the 12th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry in the Civil War, writing his wife on October 21, 1864, from Bolivar Heights, Virginia (now West Virginia). Writes about the Battle of Cedar Creek (October 19, 1864) and efforts to recruit new troops to replace those lost in the battles. 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865