Letter from Eugene F. Cordell to Christine Turner Cordell on July 10, 1861
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AbstractIn this letter, Eugene F. Cordell describes his trip from Lewisburg to Charlestown to his mother. Cordell joined the Confederate Army and describes his trip over mountains and beautiful country side to join up with a regiment in Charlestown, Virginia [now West Virginia]. He describes meeting General Robert E. Lee, a family friend.
Series/Report No.Cordell Civil War Letters
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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
Kanawha County (W. Va.)--History
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