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Letter to Elizabeth Rees about Civil War Battle in Nashville

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Letter to Elizabeth Rees about Civil War Battle in Nashville

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Letter addressed to Elizabeth Rees from her son Corwin Pottenger Rees, who is currently serving the Union during the Civil War. Had just arrived in Nashville where they found Hood's army drawn in front of their lines threatening the city. Corwin continues to explain to his mother that there is battle occurring where he is, but has been fortunate enough to not be injured so far. Corwin feels confident that they will defeat the Confederate army in these upcoming battles. The original letter is accompanied by a typed transcript. This is one item from the Rees Family Correspondence Collection, which includes many letters between family members in Oregon and Ohio.

Creator

Rees, Corwin Pottenger

Date

1864

Identifier

PUA_MS32_8.pdf

Citation

Rees, Corwin Pottenger, “Letter to Elizabeth Rees about Civil War Battle in Nashville,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed November 22, 2017, http://exhibits.lib.pacificu.edu/items/show/6070.

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