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Object Name LETTER
Catalog Number 1939.012.00021
Date February 18, 1865
Scope & Content a) Letter, original; William T. Mumford to Mother, February 18, 1865

William T. Mumford writes from Mobile Bay; Includes long discussion of slow pace of mail delivery; writes of the state of the war, and possibility of surrender; discusses recruiting "negros" into the army, and the likelihood that they would volunteer for the south; discusses General Sherman's march; an acquaintance, Johnnie, who is considering visiting New Orleans, who might be arrested as a spy if he keeps the visit secret;

Physical Appearance: Two sheets, one folded, 4 handwritten pages, one handwritten front and back; 12 1/2" x 7 7/8" and 6 1/4" x 7 7/8"
Archival History The negative photostat letter was formerly located in the MC 3 M-647a files. According to the donor, the handwriting of the original is in 1st Lt. William T. Mumford's hand.
People Mumford, William T.
Mumford, Mrs.
Search Terms CSCT's
black soldiers
Subjects Soldiers
Freed slaves
Occupations, Military