From Calvin Iserman to Brother William

Title: From Calvin Iserman to Brother William
Creator: Calvin Iserman
Description: This letter, ca. April 1861, was sent by Calvin Iserman in Independence, Missouri, to his brother William. Calvin writes that Independence “is the strongest secession town” in Missouri. He writes that men from Independence “seized the State Arsenal” at Liberty, and Lincoln has ordered federal troops to retake it. Calvin declares that all Union supporters “who can get away” are leaving the area. The letter includes a brief note addressed to “sister Gusta,” presumably written by Calvin's wife.
Date original: ca. April 1861
Person: Abraham Lincoln
Owning organization: Jackson County Historical Society
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: General Collections, Box 11.00: Folder 10
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Jackson County Historical Society at: P.O. Box 4241, Independence, MO 64051-4241, Phone: (816) 252-7454, E-mail: Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Jackson County Historical Society. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Jackson County Historical Society.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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