From J.C. Iserman to Brother William

Title: From J.C. Iserman to Brother William
Creator: J.C. Iserman
Description: J.C. Iserman writes a letter from Independence, Missouri to his brother William on September 21, 1861. He tells William that he is surrounded by danger. He mentions the Battle of Liberty and the First Battle of Lexington, and says he can hear "cannons booming on all sides." He also writes about his desire to leave Missouri, complaining that "the Secessionist are stealing all the horses and cattle from the Unions and the Jayhawkers from Kansas are retaliating. Times are very hard."
Date original: September 21, 1861
Person: Sterling Price
Owning organization: Missouri History Museum
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: Iserman, J.C. Letter, B277
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Missouri History Museum at: P.O. Box 11940, St. Louis, MO 63112, Phone: (314) 746-4441, E-mail: Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Missouri History Museum. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Missouri History Museum.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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