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Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
This handwritten letter, dated March 18, 1863, is written from Austin Howard to Henry Davis informing Davis that his son, Frederick Davis, has died from a wound received during the battle of Rebel Battery at the Confluence of the Tallahatchie and Yalobusha Rivers. Howard goes on to say that he and Frederick were friends and had made a pact to write family should one of them perish.
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Letter, Austin Howard to Henry Davis, March 18, 1863, Original Manuscript Collection, Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.