Special Collections
LSU Libraries
Home / Online Catalog Site A-Z Help    


A. Fern Letter

(Mss. 3404)



Size 1 item.

Geographic location Natchez, Mississippi.

Date Aug. 28, 1863.

Summary Letter written by A. Fern, a Union soldier, to his brother, George P. (?) James, discussing his experiences in his regiment encamped at Natchez, Mississippi, and issues related to the War.

Access No restrictions.

Citation A. Fern Letter, Mss. 3404, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Biographical/Historical Note

A. Fern was a Union soldier, with a regiment camped in Natchez, Mississippi, in August of 1863.

Scope and Content Note

The four-page letter was written by A. Fern while he was on guard duty, as his regiment was on battalion drill. Topics discussed include the draft in the eastern states, the French and English stances on the Civil War, the fighting at Charleston, South Carolina and General Meade's campaign along the Rappahannock River.

Index Terms

Fern, A.
Meade, George Gordon, 1815-1872.
Mississippi--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.