Letter, William Sykes to James Sykes; 12/26/1864

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Creator:Sykes, William
Title:Letter, William Sykes to James Sykes; 12/26/1864

Letter from William Sykes in Winona, Mississippi, to James Sykes, bemoaning the reelection of Abraham Lincoln, the end of his hopes for peace, and the impoverished and demoralized state of the Confederacy. He mentions the murder of a Captain Cammell by a miller and the revenge of his death by a Lt. Col. Cammell of Missouri, slaves killed for attempting to join the Yankees, as well as a slave's attack on his master. 1864.

Local identification number: 73-40

Subjects:Sykes family | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States | Slavery | African Americans | Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 | Confederate States of America | Sykes, James William, 1810-1885 | 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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