Letter from Eugene F. Cordell to Christine Turner Cordell on April 28, 1861
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AbstractIn this letter, Eugene F. Cordell describes life at school in Alexandria, Virginia and a recent trip to Washington, D.C. to his mother. He writes about his intention of joining the Confederate forces when he returns home from school. He describes drilling with his school and the number of boys who have left to join the Confederacy.
Series/Report No.Cordell Civil War Letters
Rights/TermsCC0 1.0 Universal
KeywordAmerican Civil War
Cordell, Christine Turner
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate
Confederate States of America. Army
Confederate States of America. Army--Correspondence
Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, 1843-1913
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