Letter, A. Shaw to Mary Shaw; 12/07/1862

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Creator:Shaw, Albert, 1828-1864
Title:Letter, A. Shaw to Mary Shaw; 12/07/1862

Letter, Albert Shaw to his mother, Mary Shaw, telling her that his wife, Almerinda (''Rinnie''), is very ill with ''billious cholic.'' Their son, Clarence, has recovered from his toothache. He mentions making shoes for the negroes. There was a battle at Coffeeville, Mississippi, but he doesn't know the result (the battle, which took place on December 5, was a Confederate victory). Major Clark is camped at Brookhaven with two companies of cavalry. Shaw sent a wagon to the salt mine, but he has had no word of it since. 1862.

Local identification number: 12-F2-6

Subjects:Shaw family | Brookhaven | Coffeeville, Battle of, Coffeeville (Miss.), 1862 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States | African Americans | Slavery | Salt | Shoes | Diseases | United States, Mississippi, Copiah County, 31.8692374, -90.4487987
Collection:Intellectual underpinnings of the American Civil War
Institution:Mississippi State University. Libraries
Contributors:Mississippi State University. Libraries
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