Scope and Contents
This collection consists of three letters between George Denison Prentice and Roger Weightman Hanson; two letters are written by George D. Prentice and one by Roger W. Hanson. These letters encompass a very brief look at opinions and the animosity between rivals of the Civil War. They mention drunkards, Island No. 10, Col. I. Dimick, Fort Warren, and Clarence Prentice (son of George who fought as a Lieutant Colonel for the Confederacy). Also briefly mentioned are General Buckner, Commander Foot, and General Pope. The letters start in March 1862 and conclude in April 1862.
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George Prentice, (1802-1870), was the editor of the Louisville (KY) "Courier Journal". He wrote editorials in behalf of the Union during the Civil War, and he was known as the "leading humorist of the country." Roger Hanson, (1827-1863), was the commander of the 2nd Kentucky Infantry. He was captured in 1862 and was imprisoned at Fort Warren. Hanson was later exchanged and went on to become a brigadier-general. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Murfreesboro (Stones River Campaign, Murfreesboro, TN) and died in Nashville, Tennessee.
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