Letter, W. S. Lee to W. H. Lee; 3/29/1862

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Creator:Lee, William States, 1793-1875
Title:Letter, W. S. Lee to W. H. Lee; 3/29/1862

Letter, William States Lee, a minister in Edgefield District, South Carolina, to his grandson, William Hollinshed Lee, of Blythe's Regiment, Company A, Corinth, Mississippi. He mentions the evacuation of Columbus and doesn't know if the letter will reach its destination. He writes that the South will not be subjugated. He believes that if the southern states had asserted themselves earlier and more strongly, they might have become an independent nation without a war and discusses God's purposes in the War. He agrees with his grandson's assertion that no one would be ''base enough'' to take office in the South under Lincoln's leadership. Any such man ''would richly deserve a Traitor's doom.'' He writes about the institution of the draft. 1862.

Local identification number: 574-F2-22

Subjects:United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States | Confederate States of America | Draft | Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 | Lee, W. H. (William Hollinshed), 1841-1910 | Religion | God | United States, South Carolina, Edgefield District
Collection:Intellectual underpinnings of the American Civil War
Institution:Mississippi State University. Libraries
Contributors:Mississippi State University. Libraries
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