From Mary C. Irvine to Mr. Bohart

Title: From Mary C. Irvine to Mr. Bohart
Creator: Mary C. Irvine
Description: On September 13, 1863, Mary C. Irvine writes to Mr. Bohart. Mary thanks Bohart for sending news of her son, who was wounded at Champion Hill. She asks Bohart to tell her son that many changes have taken place in the neighborhood, such as the escape of local slaves to Kansas: "Mr. Bedford's negroes have run off and took about $500 worth of horses with them." Mary adds that many of their neighbors are relocating to different states including Kentucky and Illinois, and that it would not be safe for her son to return home now.
Date original: September 13, 1863
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: Bedford Family Papers, 1849-1870, C2610: f. 9, June 28, 1863-September 13, 1863
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia at: 23 Ellis Library, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65201, Phone: (573)882-6028, E-mail: Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia.
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