About the Digital Collection
Chiefly letters from Philip Bacon to his family in Hartford Co., Connecticut. The letters concern cotton farming; freedmen as laborers; emancipation of slaves; war news; and local reaction to Union occupation. Correspondence from 1866 is from E.H. Bissell, Northern businessman; one letter contains a copy of letter from ex-Confederate relative who chastizes his Northern kin. Subjects in these letters include the Charlotte, N.C. mint and condition of N.C. economy.