William H. Shaw papers 1861-1865
William H. Shaw papers
Henry Shaw, born in Michigan in 1840, enlisted in the 6th Michigan Infantry in 1861. His surviving Civil War letters provide descriptions of New Orleans and its residents, and the operations in southern Louisiana, as well as accounts of the siege and battle at Port Hudson and the artillery assault on Fort Morgan. Two letters discuss the family problem of brother Stephen, a Southern-sympathizing physician living in Louisiana.
The material is in English.
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