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Slover, James Anderson, Sr. (b. 1824) Manuscript 1826-1907 1 item
Missionary. A photocopy of the autobiography (ca. 1907) of James Slover, a missionary to the Cherokee Nation during the Civil War. The typewritten manuscript contains his observations of Cherokee Indian attitudes and opinions concerning slavery, support of and participation in the Civil War, and the Confederacy, with specific reference to the Cherokee regiment organized and led by Stand Watie, and Slover's duties as regimental chaplain. Also included are accounts of post-Civil War difficulties in Arkansas due to the depressed economy, race relations, and the Reconstruction government, and Slover's subsequent decision to move to California.