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Letter from C.W. Love to Unknown (John & Bettie Karner?), n.d.

 Item — Box: 1
Letter: Love, Cyrus W. to Unknown (possibly John & Bettie Karner)
Letter: Love, Cyrus W. to Unknown (possibly John & Bettie Karner)

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

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.


  • n.d.



1 Sheets

Language of Materials



Fragment - end of a letter. Discusses rampant disease in camps, Crittenden's move to South Carrollton, Ky (January 1862), Crittenden's & Zollicoffer's defeat (early January 1862). Says he wrote about Forrest's cavalry forces in previous letter. Letter to the Karners dated January 22, 1862 mentions Forrest.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

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