Love, Mary Elizabeth
- Existence: 1833-1886
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence (87 letters and fragments) and a Dallas Morning News article. Letters are arranged chronologically, individually enclosed and then organized into folders by decade. The folders lay flat in an oversized box.
The correspondence deals primarily with the daily life of soldiers, troop movements and battles fought. Requests are often made for news from home. The newspaper article gives a detailed description of the assassination of Robert Love.
The Love brothers - Cyrus, Samuel, James, John, and, eventually, Robert - fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War as part Terry's Texas Rangers and the 6th Texas Cavalry. They came from Tehuacana, Limestone County, Texas.
The collection contains letters written by several sons in the Love family during the Civil War, offering a glimpse into life on the battlefield and at home. Many famous people and battles are referenced.