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Oran W. Rowland Civil War letters

Oran W. Rowland Civil War Letters

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Finding aid for the Oran W. Rowland Civil War Letters

MSS.10.36

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Roland, Oran W., 1839-1923
Title: Oran W. Rowland Civil War Letters
Dates: 1864-1865
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection consists of four letters written by Oran W. Rowland while he served in the 3rd Michigan Cavalry.
Identification: MSS.10.36
Language: English

Arrangement

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.


Biographical Note

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.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Brownsville (Ark.)
Lake Bluff (Ark.)
Price's Missouri Expedition, 1864.
Rowland, Oran W., 1839-1923
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 3rd. (1861-1866)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Oran W. Rowland Civil War Letters, MSS 10-36, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2010


Related Material

An additional letter by Oran W. Rowland to the same correspondent is in Collection # SC 2873 at the Indiana Historical Society.


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