Papers, 1851-1868,


Papers, 1851-1868,

Papers consist chiefly of letters Charles Reynolds and his wife, Sarah, in regards to his service in the army during the Civil War. Many of the letters of Sarah and her brother, Mark Mitchell, concern Charles Reynolds attempt to avoid conscription and later the possibility of desertion. The letters written by Charles detail his dissatisfaction with army life and various health problems. He also writes about being in New Orleans, where he quartered in makeshift barracks in a cotton warehouse and going on foraging expeditions for food and horses.

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