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Z. Payson Shunway papers

 Collection — Box: 79
Identifier: MS-SC1388
Scope and Contents Approx. 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, he writes to "let you know we are not all...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864

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  • Subject: Mississippi--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 X
  • Names: Shumway, Z. Payson X