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B350: Letters of David T. Massey ( -1864), August 1862-June 1864

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Identifier: A0286-00375

Title: B350: Letters of David T. Massey ( -1864), August 1862-June 1864


David Massey served as a private in Company D, 33rd Missouri Infantry (Union). He died May 4, 1864, following a wound received at the Battle of Pleasant Hill, La. He was buried at Vicksburg.

Letters of David Massey to his family, mostly dated Missouri, Fort Curtis (Helena, Ark.), Mississippi, and Louisiana, describe the affairs of the 33rd Missouri Infantry, and include accounts of the regiment's action in the Yazoo Pass Expedition, the Meridian campaign, and the Red River campaign. Letters dated July 1863 include mentions of his opinions regarding the enlistment of black troops. Also includes letters of W.J. McKee [William J. McKee], P. Draper [Philander Draper], and R.W. Thompson to Massey's parents informing them of the details of their son's death. Several letters are on illustrated stationery; letter dated August 29, 1862, contains letterhead illustration of Benton Barracks.


Place: United States

Dates: 1862-1864

Type(s): Correspondence

Maker/Creator: Massey, David T., -1864

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces
Yazoo River (Miss.)
Recruiting and enlistment
African Americans
African American soldiers
Benton Barracks (Saint Louis, Mo.)


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