Steve Nash and Willie Nash Taylor Archival Collection

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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.

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Publication Date

4-14-1862

Time Period

1860-1862

Object Type

text

Format (original)

Letter: 1 page ; 30 X 38 cm.

Format (digital)

PDF

Digital ID

531-F5-1

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division, Steve Nash and Willie Nash Taylor collection, Folder 5

Repository

Manuscripts

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Letter, E. J. (Elvira Jane) Nash

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