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Thomas L. Pankey papers

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1137

Scope and Contents

46 letters, Aug. 1862-Dec. 1863 to his wife and diary, Aug. 25, 1862-Jan. 1863. Letters to his wife discuss camp life, other men in his regiment and interesting occurrences among them. Discusses rumors they hear of the war and his own regiment's actions and guarding the railroad in Kentucky. Responds to news of his family and friends. Describes hospitalization in Shepardsville, Kentucky and New Orleans, La. Gives a vivid description of Camp Butler in Springfield, Ill. and draws a small map of it in his diary. Diary reiterates letters.


  • Created: 1862 - 1863


Biographical / Historical

Corporal in the 91st Illinois Infantry, Company G from New Providence, Illinois where he lived with his wife Sallie.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 47 items

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