Donald Mackay letter, 1862 April 14

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Creator:Mackay, Donald
Title:Donald Mackay letter, 1862 April 14

Letter from Donald Mackay, Baton Rouge, La., to Margaret Butler relates his son's fear he won't be old enough for the army, but worries 'I fear he will be before the war is over.' He laments very eloquently about the state of affairs, remarking that the 'spirit of Washington looks down on us and rebukes the evil spirit that produced this discordDespotism North and South will soon be triumphant.'

Subjects:Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890 | Confederate States of America. Army--Recruiting, enlistment, etc | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Causes | politics and elections, attitudes about war
Collection:Civil War: Context & Conflict
Institution:LSU Libraries Special Collections
Contributors:LSU Libraries. Special Collections
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Margaret Butler Correspondence, Mss. 1068


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Margaret Butler Correspondence, Mss. 1068, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

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