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Letter, George R. Price, Vermont, Fulton County, Illinois, to Abraham M. Price, New Winchester, Crawford County, Ohio, 1863 July 11

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSN/CW 5110-6

Scope and Contents

After giving an account of last year's harvest and the current crop, George Price launches into his views about the war. He blames "the stubbornness of Northern Abolitionists" for the failure to compromise with a willing South, writing they "defeated the wishes of the conservatives in both sections of the country." George had, at first, planned to enlist alongside his brother, Joseph; but that was "before the Negro Proclamation was issued When I thought as most people did that it was a war for the maintainance of the Old Union[,] a fight for the Flag and the Constitution[.]" Now, he harbors Confederate sympathies, writing "if I volunteer now I think it will be in Jeff Daviss band[.]" He concludes with instructions on how Abraham can direct letters to two of his brothers: Joseph Price, who is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, with Co. G, 84th of the Illinois Infantry, and William Price, who is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, with Co. H of the 28th Illinois Infantry.


  • Creation: 1863 July 11

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