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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...
    • 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...
    • Cottage Plantation

    • Historic buildings;Architecture, Domestic;Plantations--Louisiana--Cottage Plantation;
    • Side view of gallery. House owned by Margaret Butler (1821-1890).
    • Cottage Plantation

    • Historic buildings;Architecture, Domestic;Plantations--Louisiana--Cottage Plantation;
    • Exterior view of L shaped porch. House owned by Margaret Butler (1821-1890).
    • Cottage Plantation

    • Historic buildings;Architecture, Domestic;Plantations--Louisiana--Cottage Plantation;Fireplaces;Woodwork;
    • Detail of fireplace mantel. House owned by Margaret Butler (1821-1890).
    • Cottage Plantation

    • Historic buildings;Architecture, Domestic;Plantations--Louisiana--Cottage Plantation;Fireplaces;Woodwork;
    • Detail of fireplace mantel. House owned by Margaret Butler (1821-1890).
    • Cottage Plantation

    • Historic buildings;Architecture, Domestic;Plantations--Louisiana--Cottage Plantation;
    • Outer buildings on plantation. House owned by Margaret Butler (1821-1890).
    • Cottage Plantation

    • Historic buildings;Architecture, Domestic;Plantations--Louisiana--Cottage Plantation;
    • Outer building, including a boy and horse. House owned by Margaret Butler (1821-1890).
    • 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 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, 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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