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M058 Lovell (Mansfield) Letters

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From the Lovell (Mansfield) Letters. Letter from Mansfield Lovell to his wife Emily, dated 22 September 1861, was written from Bowling Green, Kentucky, where Lovell was awaiting orders following his attachment to the Confederate Army. Lovell asserts that he will take every opportunity to write, encourages his wife to travel to Kentucky, and gives directions for her travel. He described the monetary difference between Kentucky and Tennessee. In closing the letter he greets his three children whom he names as Josie, Mamie, and Kiddie.

From the Lovell (Mansfield) Letters. Letter from Mansfield Lovell to his son Joseph, dated 27 March 1863, written from Jackson, Mississippi. Lovell encourages his son, almost twelve years old, to study hard and take his mother for daily walks.

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