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Scope and Contents 18 ALsS. ALS from his father dated 1 mo 12, 1863, celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation and expresses his support of formerly enslaved people forming regiments. Another letter refers to his giving begrudging consent to Eugene and the other sons' sense of duty to serve the Nation. Another letter answers Eugene's question about how their monthly meeting handles young men's participation in the War, contrary to the Peace Testimony. He writes that the Hicksites are not disowning. Elizabeth...
Dates: 1863-1864, n.d.
Overview This small collection of Civil War correspondence consists of letters of a Hicksite Quaker family of West Chester, Pennsylvania, received by Eugene Vickers while he was serving with Company C of the 97th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers in the coastal South. Most of the letters are from his mother, Elizabeth (Painter) Vickers. A few are from his brothers, Jonathan and Joseph P. Vickers, who also served the Union cause, and his father, Joseph Vickers. The material is particularly interesting...