William Munson Letters, 1861

Descriptive Summary

Title
William Munson Letters, 1861
Creator
Munson, William
Extent
7 items
Subjects
United States.-- Army.-- Illinois Cavalry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1865)
Envelopes (Stationery)
Letterheads-- United States.
Kentucky-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Paducah (Ky.)-- History.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Union soldier. Letters from the Union camp at Paducah (Ky.) describe setting up camp, drill exercises, mounting guns, going on an unsuccessful ambush, burning down a sawmill and a house, stealing horses, and taking prisoners. Letter head and envelopes have pro-Union illustrations and slogans on them