Rare letters from a Former Monroe Mayor to his Brother.

This letter comes from the collection of the Tennessee State Library.

It is a two page letter from Arthur Hambleton Harris to his brother George Carroll Harris in Nashville. The Civil War had just broken out and he was trying to get his brother in a regiment with his relatives. You really see how absolutely sure the men of the south were that the Yankees were cowards and would run at the sight of a fight!

Arthur was Monroe’s first popularly elected mayor and would be brutally killed on the way to Winnsboro during Reconstruction. Arthur is buried in the Old City Cemetery and George is buried in Mississippi: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/15556406/george-carroll-harris .

To read another letter between the two brothers just before the Civil War, go here:

https://cdm15138.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p15138coll1/id/103

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