Graceanna Lewis letter to Linnaeus Fussell

Date created 1862-07-25
Creator Lewis, Graceanna, 1821-1912

Linnaeus Fussell was Graceanna Lewis' nephew. Lewis attempts to dissuade him from enlisting as a soldier in the Civil War. Though Lewis agrees that fighting for freedom would be brave and noble, she believes that Fussell would do more good if he joined her in generating anti-slavery sentiment to pressure Abraham Lincoln and the border states into declaring emancipation. She also points out that some Northern military commanders are pro-slavery, like one in cousin Joshua Fussell's regiment.

Size 8 pages
Type Text
Subjects United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Quakers | Antislavery movements | Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 | Fussell, Linnaeus, 1842-1907
Geographical location Newtown Square (Pa.) | Chester County (Pa.)
Language English
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Local identifier A00179504

Lewis-Fussell Family Papers, SFHL-RG5-087 (explore contents)

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