J. W. Calvert Letter, 1863 Feb. 20

Descriptive Summary

Title
J. W. Calvert Letter, 1863 Feb. 20
Creator
Calvert, J. W
Extent
1 item
Subjects
Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876.
Brown, John, 1800-1859.
Buell, Don Carlos, 1818-1898.
Forrest, Nathan Bedford, 1821-1877.
Kentucky-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Sources.
Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864.
Wheeler, Joseph, 1836-1906.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
The letter discusses life in a border state during the Civil War. Calvert also mentions the "great raids by Buell and Bragg, and lesser ones by Morgan, Wheeler, Forrest and Co., through our part of the state . . ." Calvert expresses his lack of faith in the Emancipation Proclamation. Also, because of his Confederate relatives, Calvert burned all of his political papers, but could not part with his picture of John Brown. Card index in repository