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Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Roland, Oran W., 1839-1923
Oran W. Rowland Civil War Letters
0.21 Linear feet
This collection consists of four letters written by Oran W. Rowland while he served in the 3rd Michigan Cavalry.
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of four letters written by Oran W. Rowland while he served in the 3rd Michigan Cavalry, as well as transcriptions of each of the letters.
Oran W. Rowland was born March 25, 1839, at Savanah, Ohio. He moved to Michigan to work following his schooling and in 1857, his family moved to Lawrence, Michigan. Rowland enlisted on September 17, 1861. He married Mary Ann Benjamin on September 22, 1861, and on October 3, he was mustered into Company C of the 3rd Michigan Cavalry. In nearly four years of service, he was promoted from sergeant to captain. Following his discharge on June 6, 1865, he returned to Lawrence. The family moved to Paw Paw, Michigan, where he worked in a number of positions in the county courts. He was still serving as justice of the peace and circuit court commissioner until a few days before his death, on July 11, 1923.
This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Lake Bluff (Ark.)
Price's Missouri Expedition, 1864.
Rowland, Oran W., 1839-1923
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 3rd. (1861-1866)
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Oran W. Rowland Civil War Letters, MSS 10-36, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute
An additional letter by Oran W. Rowland to the same correspondent is in Collection # SC 2873 at the Indiana Historical Society.