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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M88- 3
Creator: Nicks, Francis Rinaldo.
Title, Dates: Letters, 1863-1864.
Amount: 2.00 items
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Biographical/Historical:     Francis Rinaldo Nicks served in Company C, Third Florida Infantry Regiment.  He was born around 1837 in Leon County, moving with his family to Hernando County in 1855.  Francis was mustered into Confederate service in August 1861.  He apparently served throughout the war, although he was often absent from his unit due to illness.
Summary:     This collection contains two letters, dated 1863 and 1864, of Francis Nicks.  The first letter was written in Tullahoma, Tennessee, on March 9, 1863.  It is addressed to "Mike," who is believed to be William Michael Hope of Hernando County, Florida. In the letter, Nicks describes the weather, living conditions, military activities, his hopes for a furlough, and his thoughts on the outcome of the war.  The letter was written after the Battle of Murfreesboro (Stones River), which ended on January 1, 1863.  A typescript of this letter is also included.
    The second letter is a photocopy of a letter written in Brooksville, Florida, in July 1864.  It is written to Captain Walter Terry Saxon and, although unsigned, is believed to be from Francis Nicks.  In this letter, Nicks describes his recent illness and his inability to return to his unit until he is well.  It is not clear whether this letter was ever mailed.
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Additional Physical Form: Transcript.
Reproduction Note: Photocopies.
Location of Originals/Duplicates: The Brooksville letter is in the possession of the donor.
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Ownership/Custodial History: Donor is a descendent of Francis Nicks.
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Subject Access Fields: Confederate States of America. Army.  --Florida Infantry Regiment, 3rd.
Florida History Civil War, 1861-1865
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865
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