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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.
Nash, Ira Marion, 1843-1862; Nash, John Jasper Newton, 1829-1911; Nash, James H., 1844-1890; Nash, Wiley Norris, 1846-1906; Nash, Stephen Evans, 1807-1863; Nash, Ira Norris, 1805-1863; Nash family; Civil war; United States; Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Cavalry Regiment, 1st; Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 5th. Company B. (Bogue Chitto Rangers); Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862; Death; Grief; Religion; Revenge; War wounds; Neshoba County (Miss.)
Letter: 1 page ; 30 X 38 cm.
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