Larkin Cantrell Civil War Letters | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Consists of seven letters and one photograph of Larkin Cantrell in uniform. Letters include:
1858, June 21. Robert Cantrell, Smithville, Tennessee, to Larkin Cantrell. Robert was a cousin. Describes antipathy of Tennessee Democrats to Stephen A. Douglas.
1859, May 30. Larkin Cantrell, Crawford's Prairie, Illinois, to wife Mary E. (Fleming) Cantrell.
1861, December 19. Larkin Cantrell, Cairo, to Mary E. Cantrell.
1862, January 28. Larkin Cantrell, Cairo, to Mary E. Cantrell.
1862, August 25. Larkin Cantrell, Jonesboro, Illinois, to Mary E. Cantrell.
1863, February 3. Unidentified cousin, with the Union Army in Tennessee, to Larkin Cantrell, at home. Expresses frustration at war aims, opposition to emancipation.
1864, January 28. Larkin Cantrell, Nashville, Tennessee, to Aunt Kitty McGaughey.