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McKay Family Civil War Letter

Identifier: MS-0390
One letter from Confederate soldier Philip B. McKay to his wife Mary Jane. The letter, dated 1862 June 2, was written from Baldwyn Mississippi. McKay describes fighting near Corinth, Mississippi; hardships of war; and effort to obtain a substitute so that he can return home.


  • 1862


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Biographical / Historical

Philip Bond McKay (b. 1830 d. December 9, 1862) was the son of Rev. Elijah Bond McKay. He married Mary Jane McGaughy on October 4, 1855 in Leake, Mississippi. The couple lived in Thomastown, MS. McKay enlisted on May 1, 1862 in the 24th Mississippi Infantry, Company E.

Physical Location

Manuscripts stacks

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450