Letter, A. B. Parks to Augusta Rice; 7/11/1864

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Creator:Parks, A. B.
Title:Letter, A. B. Parks to Augusta Rice; 7/11/1864

Letter from Rice plantation manager A. B. Parks in Choctaw Agency, Mississippi, to Augusta Hopkins Rice in Mobile, Alabama, opening with the health of the slaves and the state of the crops. Parks writes that his son, who was wounded after fighting in Johnston's army, died at a hospital in Atlanta, and that another wounded son was transferred from Montgomery to Selma, Alabama. The first son was wounded, May 15, 1864, on the last day of the Battle of Resaca, Georgia. Parks writes that the Yankees are trying to raid from Jackson and Memphis, but are being held back. Parks closes with more comments about crops and produce. Letter sent care of Major J.J. Walker, No. 126 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama.1864.

Local identification number: 24-F26-4

Subjects:Plantations | Plantation overseers | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States | African Americans | Slavery | Agriculture | Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891 | Resaca, Battle of, Resaca, Ga., 1864 | Parks family | Rice, Augusta H., 1831-1906 | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434
Collection:Intellectual underpinnings of the American Civil War
Institution:Mississippi State University. Libraries
Contributors:Mississippi State University. Libraries
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