A Guide to the Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania, Civil War Letter, 1861 Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania, Civil War Letter Ms1991-009

A Guide to the Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania, Civil War Letter, 1861

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Collection Number Ms1991-009


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1991-009
Title
Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania, Civil War Letter, 1861
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Language
English

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Scope and Content

Letter written August 26, 1861, from Aunt Netty in a springs resort in Pennsylvania, to "Dear John," in the West. Netty writes about the distracted state of the country, seeing Confederate colonel John Pegram at the Springs (listed under an alias, recruiting his health after surrendering to McClellan in the West Virginia Operations), and her opinion of traitors to the Union.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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