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Shumway, Zemira Payson, 1837-1866


First name may be Zemira or Zamine.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Z. Payson Shumway papers

 Collection — Box: 79
Identifier: MS-SC1388
Scope and Contents Approximately 50 letters and two diaries. Letters to his girlfriend and then wife, Hattie, give a detailed and vivid description of the war both in camp and in battle. They are also very personal, giving his feelings about what he experiences and sees, his feelings for Hattie and trying to reassure and soothe her fears for him. His letters are sent from Missouri, Donelson, Pittsburgh Landing, Vicksburg and Jackson, Miss. After the battle at Pittsburgh Landing (Shiloh), he writes to "let you...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864