Civil War Letter,ca. 1862

Descriptive Summary

Title
Civil War Letter,ca. 1862
Creator
unknown
Extent
1 item (1 leaf); 18 cm.
Subjects
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence
Kentucky--History--Sources
Finding Aid Author
Archives Staff
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Biography / History
This letter, sent from "Rose Villa, Kentucky," may have been written shortly after the fall of Fort Donelson since it expresses the sentiment that the Yankees, "are marching toward Louisiana." The location of "Rose Villa" has not been determined, nor have the full identities of the sender or receiver.
Scope and Content
This single page "panic letter" was most likely written in 1862. This concise piece of correspondence provides tantalizing hints about home life during the Civil War, but gives little concrete information.
Arrangement: Chronological
Variant Name: Civil War Letter, from "Rose Villa."