Letter from Steele to his niece, Ellen, principally revealing the sad state of affairs and the lowering of morale in Tennessee and Arkansas during the early years of Reconstruction. Writing from Shelbyville, Tennessee.
4 handwritten pages
January 10, 1866
Steele, John P.. Letter from John Steele to Ellen Steele, Shelbyville, Tennessee, January 10, 1866. 1866. From Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Britton Collection of Early Texas and U.S. Civil War documents, 1597-1903, MS 009. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/27228.