Photocopies of letters written by Union soldier Corporal James K. Lovejoy to his wife while stationed in Louisiana, 1863-1864. Lovejoy describes camp life, including detailed descriptions of the food and general camp conditions, and writes of his travels and adventures. The letters describe the conditions and attitudes of people both in Louisiana and the Union forces. Collection also contians a photocopy of the death certificate of James K. Lovejoy, dated July 22, 1908.
Permission to publish from the James K. Lovejoy, MS 246, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
Corporal James K. Lovejoy was a Union soldier. According to his death certificate, Lovejoy enlisted on August 8, 1862, at age 21, was a member of Company B, 3rd Massachusetts Calvary Regiment, and was killed in action on September 19, 1864, at Winchester, Virginia.
0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder of 16 letters, 1 document)