Sarah Ker Butler letter, 1861 March 5

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Creator:Butler, Sarah Ker, 1823-1868
Title:Sarah Ker Butler letter, 1861 March 5

Letter from Sara E. Ker Butler, Le Carpe Plantation, Terrebonne Parish, La., to Margaret Butler regarding her garden and her opposition to the war. She admits her anger at hearing secession justified and likened to the American Revolution, remarking that we have been prospering for so long, there had to be a check. She hopes a male family member or friend [can't read name] has not caught ""military mania."

Subjects:Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890 | Gardens--Louisiana--Terrebonne Parish | Unionists (United States Civil War)--Louisiana--Terrebonne Parish | Secession--Southern States | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Public opinion | Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women | women | politics and elections | attitudes about war | secession
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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