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Letter to Elizabeth Rees Regarding her Deceased Son

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Letter to Elizabeth Rees Regarding her Deceased Son

Description

Letter addressed to Elizabeth Rees notifying her of her deceased son, David Austin Rees. David Austin Rees was a first Lieutenant for Sherman's army during the Civil War and was killed during a battle at Kennesaw Mountain. On the back of the letter there is a poem from David's brother Corwin Pottenger Rees, who was also in the Civil War during the same time, but in a different location than his fallen brother. This is one item from the Rees Family Correspondence Collection, which includes many letters between family members in Oregon and Ohio.

Creator

Biough, J.

Date

1864

Identifier

PUA_MS32_10.pdf

Citation

Biough, J., “Letter to Elizabeth Rees Regarding her Deceased Son,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed November 22, 2017, http://exhibits.lib.pacificu.edu/items/show/6072.

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