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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2016.020.00006
Date July 1869
Scope & Content Letter written to "Miss Jennie" by Francis Whitaker, in New York City in July 1869

Love letter to Miss Jennie asking permission to court her.
Creator Whitaker, Francis
Archival History Francis R. Whitaker served in 27th Virginia Infantry, Co. E. He enlisted as a private, but was ultimately promoted to 1st Lieutenant. He is believed to have been from New York, but for unknown reasons chose to enlist with the Confederate Army. He was taken prisoner and held at Fort Delaware, where he refused to take the oath of allegiance.
People Whitaker, Francis Rushmore (Rush)
Waldrop, Jane (Jennie)
Search Terms sweethearts
Subjects Love letters