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Collection Reference Number GLC03859.12
From Archive Folder Collection of Byron E. Churchill 
Title Byron Churchill to Drazilla Churchill discussing an upcoming draft and his disagreement with the policy of arming African Americans, who he wishes would die instead of white soldiers
Date 27 November 1862
Author Churchill, Byron (fl. 1862-1900)  
Recipient Churchill, Drazilla  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description There is news of an upcoming draft, which Churchill hopes will draw largely on Democrats and Abolitionists. Churchill also reacts to the arming of African American in South Carolina: "…I wished it was the Negroes that was slain instid of our white Population….I never liked the black rase but since I am in the South where they are plenty I think less of them." He reports that they are doing Provost duty in Grand Junction.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Infantry  Death  Conscription  Politics  Abolition  African American History  African American Troops  Confederate States of America  
People Churchill, Byron (fl. 1862-1900)  Churchill, Drazilla (fl. 1862-1865)  
Place written Grand Junction, Tennessee
Theme The American Civil War; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Government & Politics
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Mother  
Civil War: Theater of War Main Western Theater  
Civil War: Unit 15th Michigan Infantry, A company