McKay Family Civil War Letter
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.
- McKay, Philip B. (Philip Bond) (Person)
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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.