Archive Record

Object Name Image, Digital
Catalog Number 2015.001.100.a,b
Collection Matthew C. Miller Digital Collection
Description a) Digitized envelope addressed to Miss Sarah Jane McKown, Greenville, Floyd C[ounty], Indiana. Envelope has political cartoon on the upper lefthand side with Jefferson Davis feeding bonds to a sow, representing the Southern Confederacy. The sow has piglets, each representing a Confederate state, suckling at her teats.

b) Digitized letter from Lafayette McKown, 38th Indiana Infantry Regiment, to his sister Sarah Jane McKown, dated January 28, 1864. In the letter Lafayette says he is in good health and weight and mentions that they are on full rations. He lists some of the foods they are eating. He mentions Confederate desertions from the Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee and their taking an Oath of Allegiance to the Union. Lafayette discusses reenlisting and lists the Chattanooga area battles he's been involved in with the 38th Indiana Infantry Regiment. He closes the letter asking his sister to keep all his letters as he wants to write a book when the war is over.

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Date 1864
Dates of Creation January 28, 1864
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Accession number 2015.001