Fannie C. White Letter,1861

Descriptive Summary

Title
Fannie C. White Letter,1861
Creator
White, Fannie C.
Extent
1 item
Subjects
Civil War (1861-1865)
Finding Aid Author
Staff
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Fannie White was a student at an academy in the community of White Hall in rural Madison County.
Scope and Content
This letter was written by student Fannie C. White to a friend, Thomas Redd, December 13, 1861. Her letter expressed happiness in receiving a previous letter from Redd, but explained she had not been able to reply because "Mr. Mullins," presumably a schoolmaster, read the outgoing mail. She said Mullins did not want the students writing to anyone other than relations, and White was only able to write Redd when she could send the letter by someone other than Mullins.
According to White's letter, her school would recess the following week [just] before Christmas for an eight weeks' holiday. She reported there was little news except war news. White made reference to a regiment commanded by Colonel T. T. Garrard, which had presumably been ordered to Somerset. She indicated she did not know if the unit had, in fact, left the area.
Arrangement: Chronological
Variant Name: Thomas Redd Letter
County: Madison; Pulaski