Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Smith, J.A. mss., 1864-1865, are Civil War papers of John Archibald Smith, 1845-1922, farmer.

Included are a typewritten copy of Smith's account of his service as a member Company L of the 3rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry of the Confederate army, 1864-1865, and two 1864 letters to his wife, Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth (Allen) Smith from her cousins, William S. Allen and John N. Barrette, members of the 60th regiment of Indiana infantry.

Collection size: 3 items

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