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CIVIL WAR TREASURES: "What a Price to Pay, for What?": Four Civil War Letters of Sarah Ker Butler


Michael Taylor


The letter that Sarah Ker Butler (1823-1868) wrote to her sister-in-law Margaret Butler on March 5, 1861, opened as any letter might at that time of year in the South, with a long description of her garden. Yet this was no ordinary spring, and as the letter unfolds, we learn that the sweet smell of ....