W.L. Chatham Letter
Scope and Contents
This letter, dated March 8, 1864, was written by W.L. Chatham to "Sis," who the donor has identified as Nancy Elizabeth Searcy. Chatham is writing from the mountains of Jefferson County, Tennessee, where he is in the Confederate Army guarding Bull's Gap.
Chatham comments upon the military situation in Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia, and expresses concern about his family and his health. He also writes at length about the possibility of a rumored settlement whereby the Confederacy would receive its independence in exchange for agreeing to gradually emancipate the slaves.
- March 8, 1864
- Chatham, W. L. (Person)
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Language of Materials
Donated by Leon A. Wilber
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- Letter. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Slavery. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- W.L. Chatham Letter
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Digitized: Letter, W.L. Chatham to Nancy Elizabeth Searcy; 8 March 1864
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