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Title letter
Dates of Creation 11/12/1861

Scope & Content Letter headed Buchanan Nov, 12, 1861 from Julia Breckinridge to her mother in law Emma W. Breckinridge telling of receiving two letter from her husband Gilmer, his troops were struggling as the weather was bad and they sleeping in the rain and been cutting logs to make log huts for shelter, that he had given up on getting a furlough to meet her in Richmond. George had not arrived with the wagon when Gilmer wrote his last letter on 7 November.
Year Range from 1861
Creator Julia A. Breckinridge
Year Range to 1861
Subjects Rain
Log cabins
sleeping in the rain
Search Terms Breckinridge family
People Breckinridge, Gilmer
Breckinridge, Cary, Jr.
Breckinridge, George ( William )
Breckinridge, John
Breckinridge, Julia Anthony
Gilmer, William Wirt
Collection Breckinridge Collection
Imagefile 054\196951635.JPG
Number of images 2
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 1969.51.635
Extent of Description 8" x 9 3/4" single sheet