H. B. Hillen Letter

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Creator:Hillen, H. B.
Title:H. B. Hillen Letter

This collection consists of one letter, written by a Union soldier from Indiana in February of 1862. In this letter written from Paducah, Kentucky, the soldier provides a detailed description of the Battle of Fort Henry. He writes about finding 19 dead "Rebels" in a mud hole and says that he captured a mule and a fine rifle. He also mentions the gunning of the Essex. Notes: The letter appears to be dated as "January 10, 1862," but the letter was presumably written in February because the fall of Fort Henry was February 6, 1862. The letter was written in Paducah in February but was mailed from Savannah, Tennessee, over one month later.

Subjects:Hillen, H. B.--Correspondence | United States. Army--Military life | Soldiers--Indiana--Correspondence | Fort Henry, Battle of, Tenn., 1862 | Kentucky--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns
Institution:William Stanley Hoole Special Collections Library
Contributors:William Stanley Hoole Special Collections Library (University of Alabama)
Original Material:

H. B. Hillen Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.

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Persistent Link to Item:http://purl.lib.ua.edu/18427