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Scope and Contents The Bagg family papers contain a letter of welcome from residents of Savannah, Georgia, to George Washington, during his visit to Savannah in 1791. Also included are letters to Dr. Joseph Bagg and his wife, Eliza, of Detroit, Michigan. Two letters from Eliza's sister, Abby Billings, send family news and complain about housework (1843, 1844). A letter from the Baggs' son-in-law, W.G. Austin, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, describes the presidential election of 1844. School compositions by the Baggs'...
Dates: 1791, 1839-1844, 1878
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two Civil War letters of Harrison Outwater from the 1st New York Artillery. In the first letter, written to his uncle, Outwater discusses the desperate condition of Confederate deserters arriving at his camp in Bridgeport, Alabama in 1863, and the high rate of reenlistment among the Union soldiers at that time. The second letter, written in 1865 from "the once rebel city of Savannah", describes the attitude of local women toward Union songs and the...
Dates: 1863, 1865