Letter, A. Shaw to Mary Shaw; 5/14/1862

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Creator:Shaw, Albert, 1828-1864
Title:Letter, A. Shaw to Mary Shaw; 5/14/1862
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Letter, Albert Shaw to his mother, Mary Shaw, telling her that his health has not improved and that his wife, Almerinda (''Rinnie''), has the measles. He thinks that the measles were carried by sick soldiers from Corinth, Mississippi. Yankee gunboats destroyed part of a railroad bridge at Manchac Pass and killed 20-30 soldiers. More than 200 soldiers, including a company of artillery from Natchez and a company of infantry from Lawrence County, left Brookhaven the day before. He also writes about the state of his crops. 1862.

Local identification number: 12-F2-3

Types:Text
Subjects:Shaw family | Measles | Diseases | Gunboats | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States | Agriculture | United States, Mississippi, Copiah County, 31.8692374, -90.4487987 | United States, Mississippi, Corinth | United States, Louisiana, Manchac | United States, Mississippi, Brookhaven | United States, Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez, 31.5604442, -91.403171 | United States, Mississippi, Lawrence County
Collection:Intellectual underpinnings of the American Civil War
Institution:Mississippi State University. Libraries
Contributors:Mississippi State University. Libraries
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Thompson B. Shaw-McKell papers

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