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Murray, Kentucky 42071

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J. H. Long Letter

Collection Title: J. H. Long Letter


Series Number: MS10-42


Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich on June 17, 2010


Date Listed: June 17, 2010


Date Span: 1862


Size of Collection: 0.10 linear feet.


Number of Boxes: 1 legal size file folder; 1 item.


Type of Material: Correspondence.


Condition of Material: Good.


Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.


Biographical / Historical Information: The letter may have been written by Captain John H. Long of Company B, 5th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. Long was from Henry County, Tennessee. The recipient of the letter may have been William Riley McFarland of Henry County, Tennessee who was the older brother of his wife Nancy N. McFarland Long.


Scope and Content: Collection consists of a photocopied letter from J. H. Long to W. R. McFarland from Columbus, Kentucky on February 8, 1862. The letter mentions the fall of Fort Donelson and the bridge over the Tennessee River being burnt by Union troops. Long also accepts McFarland’s offer to send provisions to Columbus.


Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Long, John H., 1823-1890.

McFarland, William Riley, 1818-1895.

United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Personal narratives, Confederate.

Columbus (Ky.)

Henry County (Tenn.)

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