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Collection Reference Number GLC02181.16
From Archive Folder Letters to John H. Powers 
Title James M. Parker to "Cousin Hale"
Date 23 December 1860
Author Parker, James M (fl. 1860-1864)  
Recipient Powers, John H.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Signed "James M Parker"
Subjects Friendship  
People Parker, James M (fl. 1860-1864)  Powers, John H. (fl. 1858-1877)  
Place written Mt Desert, Vermont
Theme Education
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Letters written to a private in the first Vermont Cavalry from friends and schoolmates at Newbury Seminary, and fraternity brothers from Wesleyan College. Some of the letters are from soldiers in the field, while others are from civilians writing about the war and their work at home. Letters discuss political climate, college courses, the trials of teaching, and the war. Seven letters are from James Parker, from Mount Desert, then from Forts Alexander and Sumner. He writes of the contrabands and abolitionists, and well as the war.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Recipient Relationship Cousin  
Civil War: Unit 1st Vermont Cavalry