From E.F. Slaughter to Eliza Colgan

Title: From E.F. Slaughter to Eliza Colgan
Creator: E.F. Slaughter
Description: On December 11, 1864, E.F. Slaughter writes from Hickmans Mill, Jackson County, Missouri, to Mrs. Eliza Colgan. Slaughter, a member of the local home guards, states that he was captured by "Prices men Shelby's division. We were taken to their camp and next morning paroled. We all started home…directly after we started the battle commenced." He says that both the Confederate and Union wounded were taken to Kansas City, "which shows that our armies are merciful as well as brave." He adds that guerrillas are becoming more active in the area since the soldiers have left.
Date original: December 11, 1864
Owning organization: Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Document Type: letter
Publication Statement: Colgan and Bruner Families Papers, Box 1
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