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Collection Reference Number GLC03859.04
From Archive Folder Collection of Byron E. Churchill 
Title Byron Churchill to Drazilla Churchill discussing recruitment, Confederate prisoners and the sympathies that some generals seem to hold for slave owners
Date 14 August 1862
Author Churchill, Byron (fl. 1862-1900)  
Recipient Churchill, Drazilla  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Two men, Jonathan Snook and O.B. Boughton have been sent to Michigan to recruit soldiers for the company. Churchill is well and "as fat as a stuffed chicken." The Cavalry took 26 "cotton burners or guerillas," all of whom will presumably be released on parole of honor, "as General Ross, the Commander of this Post, has a peculiar way of returning fugitive slaves." Churchill speculates that some generals have sympathy for the "poor slave holder and nigger driver." David McCord and David Tyler are to be discharged and sent home.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Union Soldier's Letter  Soldier's Letter  Infantry  Children and Family  Recruitment  Health and Medical  Cavalry  Wartime Pillaging and Destruction  Cotton  Confederate States of America  Prisoner of War  Parole  Guerrilla Warfare  Fugitive Slave Act  Runaway Slave  Slavery  African American History  Union General  
People Churchill, Byron (fl. 1862-1900)  Churchill, Drazilla (fl. 1862-1865)  
Place written [s.l.]
Theme The American Civil War; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition
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: Unit 15th Michigan Infantry, A company