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Josephine Nicholls Pugh Civil War Account, Pugh-Williams-Mayes-Family Papers, Reel 7, Frame 0487-498.pdf
An account of Civil War events in Assumption Parish, LA, during 1862, focusing on how Union occupation disrupted slavery and plantation operations in the area.

An advertisement mentioning five slaves who have run away from Jordan's Saline. Internal evidence suggests they were "refugeed" into the state by white enslavers from Missouri and Mississippi.

This front page from the Shreveport News includes a runaway ad posted by James S. Moore about a refugeed slave who ran from Jordan's Saline, also mentioned in the Clarksville Standard. It also mentions that the government headquarters in Shreveport…

Mary Pugh to Richard Pugh, December 15, 1862, Pugh-Williams-Mayes Family Papers, Reel 7, Frame 151-153.pdf
Mary W. Pugh writes from Rusk, Texas, after a recent trip with her father back to Louisiana. He is leaving again in the morning and she wishes to send a letter to her husband Richard. She notes that with all the white men leaving, "there is no one…

Alfred Weeks to Bill, June 25, 1863.pdf
Writing to "Bill" (William F. Weeks?), who had been in Houston recently, Weeks reports that heavy rains and rising water have "upset all our calculations," apparently referring to crops that had been planted. Reporting on uncertainty of Confederate…

Alfred Weeks to John Moore, August 6, 1862, Weeks and Family Papers, Series I, Part 6, Reel 17, Frame 707-708.pdf
Weeks has heard from Franklin that "two negroes belonging to one of us" have been captured and put in jail in Lafourche, one badly shot and unlikely to recover. Weeks suspects they are "William & Charles."

Maggie to Unknown, May 25, 1863, Weeks and Family Papers, Series I, Part 6, Reel 18, Frame 85-88.pdf
This letter, most likely written by Margaret "Maggie" Weeks, wife of Charles C. Weeks, was sent from Wood Park in Desoto Parish Louisiana. She tells "Bud," who may be William F. Weeks, that she is glad of his safe arrival in Texas, especially given…

Allie Weeks to Unknown Recipient, May 13, 1863, Weeks and Family Papers, Series I, Part 6, Reel 18, Frame 74-75.pdf
Contextual clues indicate that the recipient may be John C. Moore, her step-father. "Allie" Weeks writes while en route with her slaves to Texas, where she plans to settle near Dallas in the "wheat" country. Another woman traveling with her is also…

Allie to Unknown, June 1863, Weeks and Family Papers, Series I, Part 6, Reel 18, Frame 102-104.pdf
The recipient may be her step-father John C. Moore. She writes about happenings since she has arrived in Smith County, Texas, and mentions that her "negroes" have been hired out on a wheat farm. She also plans to look for a house near Marshall.

Ben Prescott to John Moore, January 28, 1863, Weeks and Family Papers, Series I, Part 6, Reel 17, Frame 820-821.pdf
Writing to his grandfather, Ben Prescott discusses his business partnership with Col. Offutt, who thinks they could make good profits by running salt up Red River from "the Island" and selling it for 15 or 20 dollars a bushel. He wonders if doing so…
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