The Steve Nash and Willie Nash Taylor Archival Collection digital collection is a collection of selected digitized materials from the Steve Nash and Willie Nash Taylor Archival collection. The digital collection contains a letter from E. J. Nash to cousin Carrie; 4/14/1862;
Elvira Jane Nash
Letter, E. J. (Elvira Jane) Nash, probably from the home of her uncle Ira Norris Nash in Neshoba County, Mississippi, to cousin Carrie concerning her desire for news of her brother Jimmy serving in Wirt Adams Cavalry Regiment, news of the Battle of Shiloh, the wounding of her cousin John Nash and the death of her cousin Ira Nash at Shiloh, and the grief of the family, especially her aunt and uncle. She writes of Ira's faith and his last letter to his family, and asks for prayer as she finds herself cherishing hatred and a hope of revenge upon the instigators of this conflict. She writes of her brother Wiley needing books and clothes and of her desire to go home, especially if her brother Jimmie comes home. 4 page folded document. 1862.