Frank H. Sterns papers 1862-1863
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The Sterns letters are a collection of seven letters and four incomplete letters written by Frank Sterns that describe aspects of his Civil War service. Two letters that are particularly noteworthy are the ones in which Sterns describes contrabands he is guarding at Baton Rouge, and a letter in which Sterns discusses a Confederate soldier who deserted, enlisted in the 52nd Infantry, but then deserted back to the Confederate side after gathering information. Sterns also provides a brief account of the skirmish at Indian Bend.