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Parsons, James T., 1835-1875 (SC 2990)

By Manuscripts \u26 Folklife Archives

Abstract

Finding aid and full-text of letters (Click on \u22Additional Files\u22 below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 2990. Letters of James T. Parsons to his parents, written during his service with the 17th Ohio Infantry. He details his regiment’s arduous marches through Kentucky, especially Boyle and Pulaski counties, and remarks on bad roads, picket duty, and high prices charged by the sutler. He criticizes Kentucky soldiers as both braggarts and cowards. In December 1861, he speculates on the “great Battle to come” at Bowling Green but, in hospital at Nashville in August 1862, doubts the prospects for victory over the South. He also relates an incident at Somerset, Kentucky, in which a local citizen was ejected from camp after attempting to apprehend one of the runaway African Americans entertaining the soldiers with a wrestling match

Topics: James T. Parsons, James Parsons, African Americans, Bowling Green, Kentucky, Somerset, Kentucky, Civil War, Don Carlos Buell, Don Buell, Campaigns battles military actions, Camp Wildcat, MIlitary life, Soliders, Ohio, Hannah E. Cope Parsons, Hannah Parsons, Israel Parsons, Jemima Phoebe Parsons, Jemima Parsons, Rachel Parsons, Felix Kirk Zollicoffer, Felix Zollicoffer, Military History, United States History
Publisher: TopSCHOLAR®
Year: 2016
OAI identifier: oai:digitalcommons.wku.edu:dlsc_mss_fin_aid-5143
Provided by: TopSCHOLAR

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