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B. F. Perry letter

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1164

Scope and Contents

Letter to his brother in Woodford County, Illinois tells the amount of pay for various ranks, describes the uniforms and insignia and gives their cost. Describes the barracks and gives a hand drawn map of it. Describes the funeral of Captain Page who was shot at Matamoros. Gives news of soldiers known to his brother.

Dates

  • Created: July 14, 1846

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Soldier stationed at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri at the time of the Mexican War, with family in Woodford County, Illinois.

Extent

1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 7 pages

Language of Materials

English