Sarah Ker Butler letter, 1861 June 7

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Creator:Butler, Sarah Ker, 1823-1868
Title:Sarah Ker Butler letter, 1861 June 7

Letter from Sara E. Ker Butler, Le Carpe Plantation, Terrebonne Parish, La., to Margaret Butler discusses a female relative at Evergreen Plantation who is there by herself after her husband left, expressing admiration for her doing that. She discusses her garden and news from Natchez regarding Mr. Martin's troop (probably William T. Martin), of which three Conner boys (the Lemuel Conner family) are members and that he is drawing applications for it from Mississippi and Louisiana. She remarks that companies are forming and she is still unhappy about the war:""what a price to pay [men enlisting] and for what?" She admits that the aggressiveness of the North has done more to reconcile her to things than anything else. She also discusses the effect of secession on the Episcopal Church, praising Bishop [Leonidas] Polk and noting the ""unity of church is not touched."

Subjects:Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890 | Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864 | Gardens--Louisiana--Terrebonne Parish | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Causes | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Public opinion | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Religious aspects--Episcopal Church | Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women | Natchez (Miss.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | women | military | attitudes about war | secession | religion
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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