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Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
James B. Young Civil War Letters
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This collection contains photocopies and transcriptions of letters written by and to James B. Young while he was stationed in Little Rock and DeVall's Bluff, Arkansas, in 1864 and 1865.
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains photocopies and transcriptions of letters written by and to James B. Young while he was stationed in Little Rock and DeVall's Bluff, Arkansas, in 1864 and 1865. Most of the letters are written to his fiancee Alice Corman. The collection also includes published information about the Young family in Indiana and in the Humboldt, Kansas, area.
James B. Young was a native of Morgan County, Indiana, where he worked on the family farm and taught school. He moved to Humboldt in Allen County, Kansas, in 1857, where he farmed and had an interest in a sawmill. He served as quartermaster sergeant in Company G of the Ninth Kansas Cavalry from September 1861 through January 1865. He served the last year of that time in Arkansas, first in the Fort Smith area, then in Little Rock, and finally in DeVall's Bluff. He married Alice Corman in April 1865. In the following years he was active in the mercantile and real estate businesses. He died in Wichita, Kansas, in 1918.
This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
DeValls Bluff (Ark.)
Little Rock (Ark.)
Morgan County (Ind.)
United States. Army. Kansas Cavalry Regiment, 9th.
Young, Alice Corman, 1838-1925
Young, James B., 1833-1918
Restrictions on Access
Restrictions on Use
Non-circulating, in-house use only.
Copies and additional information are in the possession of the Morgan County Library, Martinsville, Indiana.
James B. Young Civil War Letters, MSS 04-15, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute