Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Place to Find George Hovey Cadman's Letters

I came across a book of his letters dating to 1864.  It is titles "A Cockney's Gift to America and was compiled by George E. Cadman in 1968.

I would imagine this George E. Cadman to be a direct descendant.

George Hovey Cadman was a corporal when he wrote about the drinking and debauchery at Memphis in 1863.

He was very obviously a very literate man.

You can also find his papers at the University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill library, evidently in the Southern Historical Society Papers.  How the papers of a man from the 39th Ohio Infantry Regiment got there is anybody's guess.

--Old Secesh

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