Scope / Content: Copies of letters (1862-65) from Mason to his wife Nancy, recounting his experiences from his enlistment until February, 1865; plus miscellaneous letters and documents (1862-82) from relatives and friends.
Biographical Sketch: Mason, a native of Tallassee, Alabama, enlisted in Company A, 1st Battalion, Hilliard's Legion when it was formed in April, 1862. The legion was stationed in east Tennessee and Kentucky through the winter of 1864. In November, 1863 the battalion was reorganized as the 59th and 60th Alabama Infantry Regiments, with Mason in Company F of the 60th. In March, 1864, the 60th was sent to Virginia, where it participated in the defense of Petersburg until the city fell in April, 1865.
Family letters (3)- April 1862, May 17, 1863, May 28, 1881
Miscellaneous letters - Sept. 20, 1863, August 13, 1882
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