Download Full Text (788 KB)
Item Identifier Number
MS-138: Oscar D. Ladley Papers
ms138_01_01_13; Picket guard; Philippi (West Virginia); Secessionists; United States--Civil War
Letter to Oscar Ladley's mother and sisters from Philippi, Virginia. In his letter Oscar recounts being awoken by a call "to arms," but the secessionists spotted by the picket guard never appeared. This was one of four times that this had happened to their company. Oscar also informs his mother and sisters that he has sent them many letters, but that he has only received one from them so far.
Special Collections and Archives provides reprints or digital copies of our materials for a fee. For further information please visit their website or call (937) 775-2092.
Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries
Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries