Letter from Eugene F. Cordell to Christine Turner Cordell on April 21, 1861
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DescriptionIn this letter Eugene F. Cordell writes to his mother about the happenings at his school [Episcopal High School] and the town of Alexandria, Virginia. He describes the news about the Civil War that he hears about town and in school. In the letter, he discusses his schoolmates leaving to join the Confederate Army and his own desires to join.
Series/Report No.Cordell Civil War Letters;
KeywordAmerican Civil War
Cordell, Christine Turner
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence
Confederate States of America. Army
Confederate States of America. Army--Correspondence
Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, 1843-1913
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate
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