Watson Goodrich Letters,1861-1862

Descriptive Summary

Title
Watson Goodrich Letters,1861-1862
Creator
Goodrich, Watson
Extent
10 items
Subjects
Kentucky-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Sources.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Hospitals-- Sources.
United States.-- Army.-- Illinois Cavalry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1865).
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Soldier. Goodrich's letters to his family describe his life as a soldier in the 2nd Illinois Cavalry Regiment; conditions at Paducah and Columbus, Kentucky; and Union Army hospitals at Paducah, noting that some wounded from the Battle of Shiloh were quartered there. He also discusses personal matters; weather; camp conditions; speculates as to the future of his regiment; and notes the death of his friend Tom Butler and describes his funeral