Webster Teachout Papers (c.00150)
This collection consists of Civil War letters from Webster Teachout of the 11th Michigan Cavalry to his family in Michigan. Teachout served primarily in Kentucky and Tennessee. His letters describe daily camp life, troop movements, raids, and sickness. Teachout writes primarily to his father, asking him about life in his hometown and on the family farm. Also included are letters to and from James W. Sterns and A.M. Shaw, both aqcuaintances of Teachout.
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