The Mercer letters are a series of letters between a
father, William Mercer, of Princeton, Ky., and a son, John Edwin Mercer,
who was serving in the Mexican War and stationed near Vera Cruz Mexico.
JEM served in Captain Joseph S. Conn's Company G, Fourth regiment of
Kentucky foot volunteers. As you read the letters, you will see, some
things never change, like the love and concern we as parents have for
our children. John Edwin returned home safely from the war and in 1875
moved his family to Wise Co., Texas, where he died in 1903 at the age of
The Thomas Corbett letter is from Thomas to his niece, Annie Mercer, a
daughter of John Edwin Mercer. This was written to her after the
Mercers left Ky. and moved to Texas.
Altho I have kept the spelling as it is in the letters, I have added
some punctuation marks to make it easier to read.
Martha C. Clark
Martha C. Clark firstname.lastname@example.org