Creator

Date Original

1863

Description

This collection contains a letter written by Confederate William N. Parish, in which he describes theBattle of Port Hudson, Louisiana, to his wife.

Biographical/Historical Note

William N. Parish, a Mississippi native, enlisted in Little Rock, Arkansas, on March 3, 1862, as Captainin Company H, 18th Arkansas Infantry. Confederate records list him as missing-in-action at the Battleof Corinth and Hatchie Bridge, Mississippi, October 3-5, 1862. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonelat Port Hudson, Louisiana, on January 4, 1863, and was later captured by Union forces July 9, 1863, andsent to Johnson's Island. From Johnson's Island, he was sent to Point Lookout, Maryland, February 16,1865.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Louisiana; Maryland; Mississippi

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.005.016

Resource Type

Text

Collection

William N. Parish letter, SMC.005.016

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

William N. Parish letter, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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