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Accession number 1996.028
Catalog Number 1996.028
Collection Pearce Civil War Collection
Object Name Letter
Title Miller (Isaac) Papers 1863
Creator Miller (Isaac)
Date March 8, 1863
Dates of Creation March 8, 1863
Scope & Content On March 8, 1863 Union soldier Isaac Miller wrote to his "Dear Sister" from Camp Drake near Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Miller described camp life and the attempted escape of a rebel spy. According to Miller, the spy had served in Sheridan's division and had drawn maps of Union forts. The spy was shot twice after attempting to escape.
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People Miller, Isaac (author)
"Sister" (recipient)
General Sheridan
Tommy Darlington
Search Terms Espionage
Ailments and sickness
Lack of food
Siblings and family
Pay and money
Espionage and spys
Subjects Camp Drake
Murfreesboro, TN
Nashville, TN
Credit line Pearce Civil War Collection
Copyrights The copyright of these materials is managed by the Navarro College Archives on behalf of the Navarro College Foundation, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, Texas 75110 Phone: 903-875-7438. Internet:

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Physical characteristics English