Lucius D. Whaley letter

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Creator:Whaley, Lucius D.
Title:Lucius D. Whaley letter

This collection consists of one letter from Lucius D. Whaley at Frankfort, Kentucky, to his sister Mary M. Whaley of East Cleveland, Ohio, 23 November 1862. The letter is written on stationery with a engraving illustrating "Desperate Bayonet Charge at the Battle of Winchester" [today labeled the First Battle of Kernstown], March 23 1862. The accompanying envelope is also illustrated with a scene depicting a soldier bidding his wife or girlfriend farewell, the words "The Girl I Left Behind Me" beneath it, and below them a stanza from an unattributed poem. Whaley was evidently a convalescing soldier about to be discharged and sent home, and that subject occupies the bulk of his letter.

Subjects:Whaley, Lucius D.--Correspondence | Whaley, Mary M.--Correspondence | United States. Army--Military life | Military discharge | Soldiers--Kentucky--Frankfurt--Correspondence | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Casualties | Letters
Institution:William Stanley Hoole Special Collections Library
Contributors:William Stanley Hoole Special Collections Library (University of Alabama)
Original Material:

Lucius D. Whaley letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.

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