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Eliza C. Killian papers, 1856-1866; 1880; 1886.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Killian, Eliza C.
Collection number: 4072
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Abstract: Resident of Killian’s Mill, Lincoln County, N.C. Personal correspondence, including letters from relatives in York County. S.C., Tennessee, and Maine, concerning family and community matters, and from friends in the Confederate Army serving in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, particularly with the 23rd and 32nd North Carolina Regiments, including an 1864 letter questioning the justification of slavery.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The collection contains a letter from John Killian, a Confederate soldier, who questions the morality of slavery and condemns social inequalities (1864). Microfilm only.