About the Digital Collection
Mostly letters but also clippings and legal and financial items concerning personal and family matters and the career of Helen's brother, Laurens S. Cline, a sharpshooter in Co. D, 4th Louisiana Infantry. References include: Civil War in Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama in 1864; Confederate orders to destroy cotton in Louisiana and the bombardment of St. Francisville; Quarles' Brigade; Battle of Missionary Ridge; Battle of Morton, Miss.; Camp Cummings, Mobile, and Fort Morgan, Ala.; Farragut's bombardment of Mobile's defenses; theater and social life in Mobile; Ocean Springs, Miss.; defenses of Atlanta near Marietta; and a woman's view of life in San Antonio, Tex. in 1865.