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M047 Spight (Thomas) Letters

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From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Letter from Mrs. F.A. Barnett to her daughter Virginia Barnett, who is visiting relatives. In this letter written from Ripley, Mississippi, and dated 25 June 1858, Mrs. Barnett writes about family matters and news of friends and relatives.

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Letter from L.D. Holcombe to Thomas Spight, dated 15 May 1860. Holcombe writes from Ripley, Mississippi, about preparations for war and news of their friends.

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Letter from Thomas Spight to Virginia Barnett, dated 3 January 1861, written from Bowling Green, Kentucky. Spight, a member of the 34th Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War, writes to his cousin and future wife about his activities, prospects of an engagement with Union forces, and the relations of the United States and the Confederacy with England and foreign nations.

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Letter from Thomas Spight to Virginia Barnett, dated 7 January 1861, written from Bowling Green, Kentucky. Spight, a member of the 34th Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War, writes to his cousin and future wife about his health and his regiment.

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Letter from D.I. Hill to Thomas Spight, dated 20 November 1861, written from Camp Fisher, Virginia. Hill briefly discusses war news and his knowledge of affairs in Tippah County, Mississippi.

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Letter from Thomas Spight to Virginia Barnett, dated 14 December 1860, written from camp near Corinth, Mississippi. Spight, a member of the 34th Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War, writes to his cousin and future wife about preparations to go to Bowling Green, Kentucky.

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Letter from Thomas Spight to Virginia Barnett, dated 15 June 1862, written from camp near Tupelo, Mississippi. Spight, a member of the 34th Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War, writes to his cousin and future wife about his recent activities, the advancing Union forces, and the plight of the Confederacy.

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Letter from Mattie to "Ma," dated 16 May 1865, relates family news.

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Letter from Virginia Barnett to Thomas Spight, dated 9 August 1865; written from near Cotton Grove, Tennessee. Virginia Barnett is the cousin and future wife of Spight, a member of the 34th Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War. She writes about her fondness for Spight and her desire to return home to Tippah County, MS.

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Letter from Mollie A. to Virginia Spight, dated 30 September 1883. Mollie, Virginia's cousin in Spring Creek, write about family news.

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Letter from Mollie A. to Virginia Spight, dated 28 November 1887. Mollie, Virginia's cousin in Spring Creek, write about family news. Includes a clipping about a cousin who died suddenly while on her wedding tour in Chicago.

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Letter from Thomas Spight to Virginia Barnett, dated 11 March 1863, written from camp near the 34th MS Regiment. Spight, a member of the 34th Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War, writes to his cousin and future wife about his activities and orders, and his affection towards her. The letter is optimistic and relates some of the activities of General Van Dorn's cavalry.

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Letter from Thomas Spight to Virginia Barnett, dated 13 April 1864, written from camp near Dalton, Tennessee. Spight, a member of the 34th Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War, writes to his cousin and future wife about a visit from the division commander.

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Undated letter from Thomas Spight to Virginia Barnett. Spight, a member of the 34th Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War, writes to his cousin and future wife about his desire to marry her and about joining the regular army if the war continues.

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Letter from Thomas Spight to Virginia Barnett, dated 6 February 1865, written from camp near Meridian, Mississippi. Spight, a member of the 34th Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War, writes to his cousin and future wife about peace efforts, his activities and impressions, and a dream.

From the Spight (Thomas) Letters. Pages from a diary written by Thomas Spight, Spight, a member of the 34th Mississippi Infantry during the Civil War, dated 18 March - 14 April 1865. Spight describes his unit's march from Augusta, Georgia, northward through the mountains of western South Carolina, into North Carolina. He recounts a train ride from Charlotte to Raleigh, North Carolina, on which prisoners of war were returning home and the strong feelings the event caused. He also covers the reorganization of the Army of Tennessee which General Johnston was attempting during this period.

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