|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.|
Mumford, William T.