Letter; E. J. Nash to cousin Carrie; 4/14/1862

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Creator:Nash, Elvira Jane, 1842-1865
Title:Letter; E. J. Nash to cousin Carrie; 4/14/1862

Letter, E. J. (Elvira Jane) Nash, probably from the home of her uncle Ira Norris Nash in Neshoba County, Mississippi, to cousin Carrie concerning her desire for news of her brother Jimmy serving in Wirt Adams Cavalry Regiment, news of the Battle of Shiloh, the wounding of her cousin John Nash and the death of her cousin Ira Nash at Shiloh, and the grief of the family, especially her aunt and uncle. She writes of Ira's faith and his last letter to his family, and asks for prayer as she finds herself cherishing hatred and a hope of revenge upon the instigators of this conflict. She writes of her brother Wiley needing books and clothes and of her desire to go home, especially if her brother Jimmie comes home. 4 page folded document. 1862.

Local identification number: 531-F5-1

Subjects:Nash, Ira Marion, 1843-1862 | Nash, John Jasper Newton, 1829-1911 | Nash, James H., 1844-1890 | Nash, Wiley Norris, 1846-1906 | Nash, Stephen Evans, 1807-1863 | Nash, Ira Norris, 1805-1863 | Nash family | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States | Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Cavalry Regiment, 1st | Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862 | Death | Grief | Religion | Revenge | War wounds | 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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