Willeford (B. F.) Papers, 1862, 1 Item

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Cite As:B. F. Willeford Papers, 1862, Pearce Civil War Collection, Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas

Forms Part of: Pearce Civil War Collection

Location: 1-E10-c

Transcription(s): Yes

Scanned Copies on File: Yes

Accession Number: 2005.169

Processed by: Mary Hayes, June 2006

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Abstract: In this signed letter, dated August 22, 1862, B. F. Willeford writes to his wife back home in Dangerfield, Texas. Willeford gives her a list of all the items he wants sent back to him.

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In this signed letter, dated August 22, 1862, B. F. Willeford writes to his wife back home in Dangerfield, Texas. Willeford gives her a list of all the items he wants sent back to him. They include a horse, saddle, saddle bags, bridle & spurs, and various items of clothing. He writes of the good general condition of his unit with, \"The boys are all in very good health and in great spirits on account of their being remounted.\" He indicates the war may be lengthy because \"Old Abe had ordered out six hundred thousand more troops.\" And while he states that Gen. Bragg is making the enemy retreat at Chattanooga, he also says, \"we are getting powerfully scared in Kentucky Tennessee and Masoura.\" Also includes addressed transmittal envelope.


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