Download Full Text (774 KB)
Letter from Albert Shaw to his mother, Mary Shaw, telling her about the ill health of himself, his son, some of the slaves, and the neighborhood in general. Some of the soldiers in Brookhaven have the measles. He tells her that he has been discharged again. He is proud of the fact that so many men have enlisted in the army voluntarily. Fort Donelson and Clarksville have been recaptured ''with a considerable number of Prisoners and destroying a very large amount of Yankee property.'' 1862.
Shaw family; Copiah County (Miss.); Brookhaven; Measles; Diseases; Civil war; United States; African-Americans; Slavery; Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864; Fort Donelson (Tenn.); Clarksville (Tenn.)
Correspondence: 1 p. ; 21.1 X 19.6 cm.
Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division, Thompson B. Shaw-McKell papers, Box 1, Folder 2
Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).
Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.
For more information about the contents of this collection, email email@example.com.
Thompson B. Shaw-McKell papers, Special Collections University, Mississipi State University Libraries