Letter, John B. Sale to James Sykes; 11/21/1862

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Creator:Sale, John B., 1818-1876
Title:Letter, John B. Sale to James Sykes; 11/21/1862

Letter, John B. Sale, Aberdeen, Mississippi, to James Sykes, primarily regarding the hire of a slave named Zeke, previously hired out to Shacklock. Law now wants Sykes to find other employment for Zeke to prevent him from joining the Union Army. He suggests three men who might hire him - Gorsuch, Sawyers, and Phillips - and tells Sykes to do whatever he thinks is best. Law mentions seeing a mutual friend or relative, Turner, in Munfordville, Kentucky, following a battle there and mentions his own plans to return to his unit (27th Mississippi Infantry, Company, Company K, Enfield Rifles). 1862.

Local identification number: 73-27

Subjects:Sykes family | Sykes, James William, 1810-1885 | Sale family | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States | Slavery | African Americans | Munfordville, Battle of, Munfordville, Ky., 1862 | Chalmers, James Ronald, 1831-1898 | Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 27th. Company K | 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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