Edward Ellet Civil War letter to Alfred Ellet, 1862 August 7 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
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Scope and Contents: Letter written by Dr. Edward Carpenter Ellet to his brother of (future) Brigadier General Alfred W. Ellet, Commander of the Union forces Mississippi Marine Brigrade. The letter was written by Edward, who lived in Bunker Hill, Illinois about about the national newspaper accounts of Alfred's attack on the CSS Arkansas, as well as suggestions for his second in command.