William J. Helsley Letters,1861-1862

Descriptive Summary

Title
William J. Helsley Letters,1861-1862
Creator
Helsley, William J.
Extent
2 items
Subjects
United States.-- Army.-- Ohio Infantry Regiment, 19th (1861-1865)
Afro-Americans-- History-- to 1863.
Farm equipment-- Kentucky.
Letterheads-- United States.
Livestock-- Kentucky.
Slaves-- Kentucky.
Kentucky-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Union soldier with the 19th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Letters written while serving with the 19th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in Kentucky. His letter of 8 December 1861 has a patriotic letterhead and tells of a wagon accident in which the driver was killed. His letter of 1 Jan. 1862 discusses his opinion of slavery and describes slaves driving a team of oxen to the fields. Card file in repository