Silas Everett Fales papers, 1854-1865.

Creator: Fales, Silas Everett, fl. 1861-1865.
Collection number: 3509
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Abstract: Chiefly Civil War correspondence of Fales, a federal soldier with the 42nd Massachusetts Infantry. Most items are letters received by Fales from his relatives in Massachusetts, discussing attitudes toward the war and slavery, and business conditions in Massachusetts. Also included are letters from Fales, written near New Orleans, La., with comments on blacks, local conditions, and army life.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Letters from his family discuss attitudes toward the Civil War and slavery, including comments on black regiments (1863). Fales’ letters mention mulattoes and black regiments.