Sanders, Lee and Sargent Families Papers

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Letter, William States Lee, a minister in Edgefield District, South Carolina, to his grandson, William Hollinshed Lee, of Blythe's Regiment, Company A, Corinth, Mississippi. He mentions the evacuation of Columbus and doesn't know if the letter will reach its destination. He writes that the South will not be subjugated. He believes that if the southern states had asserted themselves earlier and more strongly, they might have become an independent nation without a war and discusses God's purposes in the War. He agrees with his grandson's assertion that no one would be ''base enough'' to take office in the South under Lincoln's leadership. Any such man ''would richly deserve a Traitor's doom.'' He writes about the institution of the draft. 1862.

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Publication Date

3-29-1862

Time Period

1860-1869

Object Type

text

Format (original)

correspondence: 1 p. ; 19.7 X 16 cm.

Format (digital)

PDF

Digital ID

C_ASERL_2010_0105

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division, Sanders, Lee, and Sargent families papers, Box 1, Folder 2

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, W. S. Lee to W. H. Lee; 3/29/1862

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