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    • Donald Mackay letter, 1862 April 14

    • Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890.; Confederate States of America. Army--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Causes.
    • Letter from Donald Mackay, Baton Rouge, La., to Margaret Butler relates his son's fear he won't be old enough for the army, but worries 'I fear he will be before the war is over.' He laments very eloquently about the state of affairs, remarking...
    • Eugène Dumez letter, 1863 September 16

    • Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922.; Slidell, John, 1793-1871.; Cucheval-Clarigny, Philippe Athanase, 1821-1895.; Rost, Pierre Adolphe, 1797-1868.; Aucaigne, Félix, d. 1914.; Hotze, Henry, 1833-1887.; Diplomatic and consular service, Confederate--France.;...
    • Letter from Eugène Dumez, Nuits, Cte dOr, France, to Henry Vignaud, giving his Nuits address as being with Jules Bellevret, pharmacist. He asks again about the catalogue for the Bibliothque Nationale and requests a catalogue of Epinal images. He...
    • Sarah Ker Butler letter, 1861 June 7

    • Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890.; Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864.; Gardens--Louisiana--Terrebonne Parish.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Causes.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Public opinion.; United States--History--Civil...
    • Letter from Sara E. Ker Butler, Le Carpe Plantation, Terrebonne Parish, La., to Margaret Butler discusses a female relative at Evergreen Plantation who is there by herself after her husband left, expressing admiration for her doing that. She...
    • Sarah Ker Butler letter, 1863 March 8

    • Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890.; Duncan, Stephen, 1787-1867.; Fugitive slaves--Louisiana.; Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Religious aspects.
    • Letter from Sara E. Ker Butler, Natchez, to Margaret Butler, informing her that she is now living in Natchez because she had to leave her home in Terrebonne Parish, La. The first four pages are mostly gossip, but then she recounts her discussion...
    • Eugène Dumez letter, 1864 March 2

    • Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922.; Slidell, John, 1793-1871.; Journalists--France.; French newspapers.; Diplomatic and consular service, Confederate--France.
    • Letter from Eugène Dumez, St. Just, France, to Henry Vignaud returns to the Martin affair. Dumez tries to cheer Vignaud, reminding him of literary and political possibilities and still encouraging him to see Chavanne and Rameau. He refers again...
    • J.D.B. De Bow letter, 1862 June 22

    • Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895.; Lovell, Mansfield, 1822-1884.; Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893.; Fugitive slaves--Confederate States of America.; New Orleans (La.)--History--Capture, 1862.; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • Letter from J.D.B. DeBow, Charleston, S.C., to Charles Gayarré blames Mansfield Lovell for the fall of New Orleans and discusses civilian attitudes toward the war in Richmond and Charleston, the desertion of slaves along the coast, foreign aid,...
    • Mary Louise McMurran letter, 1856 November 12

    • McMurran, Alie Austen, d. 1899.; Quitman, John Anthony, 1798-1858.; Buchanan, James, 1791-1868.; Presidents--United States--Election--1856.; Plantations--Mississippi.
    • Letter from Mary Louise McMurran, Melrose, Natchez, to Alie Austen McMurran, Riverside Plantation, Miss., regarding her keeping a list of calling cards left for Alie so she can return calls; the Democratic celebration at Monmouth (John Quitman's...
    • Alie Austen McMurran letter, 1861 May 7

    • Austen, George, Mrs.; Secession--Southern States.; Slaves--Mississippi.; Abolitionists--United States.; Mississippi--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.; Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
    • Letter from Alie McMurran, Melrose, Natchez, to her mother, Mrs. George Austen, Baltimore County, Maryland, regarding men preparing for war and her disdain for Maryland that it did not secede early, as states on both sides will find her present...
    • J.D.B. De Bow letter, 1865 February 3

    • Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895.; Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893.; Soul, Pierre, 1801-1870.; American Confederate voluntary exiles--Mexico.; Columbus (Miss.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Social aspects.
    • Letter from J.D.B. DeBow, Columbus, Miss., to Charles Gayarré describes the country as crowded with ""whipped men and reconstructionists." He also discusses a possible stand west of the Mississippi River, the flight of Pierre Soule to Mexico, and...
    • Sarah Ker Butler letter, 1861 April 16

    • Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890.; Anderson, Robert, 1805-1871.; Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)--Siege, 1861.; Houma (La.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Public opinion.
    • Letter from Sara E. Ker Butler, Le Carpe Plantation, Terrebonne Parish, La., to Margaret Butler relates news of the bombardment of Ft. Sumter and excitement in Houma:""those who wished to go (nearly all had signed an agreement to that effect, among...
    • Sarah Ker Butler letter, 1861 March 5

    • Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890.; Gardens--Louisiana--Terrebonne Parish.; Unionists (United States Civil War)--Louisiana--Terrebonne Parish.; Secession--Southern States.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Public opinion.;...
    • Letter from Sara E. Ker Butler, Le Carpe Plantation, Terrebonne Parish, La., to Margaret Butler regarding her garden and her opposition to the war. She admits her anger at hearing secession justified and likened to the American Revolution,...

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