Oakley Archival Papers

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Letter, Loulie Feemster to her husband, Alex W. Feemster, in Selma, Alabama. She is at her friend Hallie's and opens by telling him about her recent social calls. She says that the church doesn't seem ''much revived,'' but that the soldiers have expressed interest and ''professed to have found hope.'' There were 25 or 30 conversions, most of them soldiers, including Sam Johnson and a Frenchman named Myers. A Campbellite named Lizzie Case joined the church, and her sister Lydia Ross ''professed but did not join.'' Both she and Hallie have colds, Hallie's husband, John, is leaving for Mobile, and Loulie is going to stay with Hallie. Emma had a letter from Jimmie Manahan, who was fighting at Chattanooga, Tennessee: ''he was struck twice & had the muzzle of his gun broken off; but was not hurt enough to make him leave the field.'' She compares Mattie to Hallie's child, Cora. She says that John and Hallie are ''very comfortably fixed up,'' though their young cook is ''fully as slow as old Aunt Suky.'' They have a 9-year-old girl who runs errands and rocks the baby. 1863.

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ISBN

235-12

Publication Date

10-9-1863

Time Period

1860-1869

Object Type

text

Format (original)

correspondence: 3p ; 20 X 12.5 cm.

Format (digital)

PDF

Digital ID

C_ASERL_2010_0061

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division, Oakley Family Papers

Repository

Manuscripts

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

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Letter, Loulie Feemster to Alex W. Feemster, October 9, 1863

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