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James B. Young Civil War letters

James B. Young Civil War Letters

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Finding aid for the James B. Young Civil War Letters

MSS.04.15

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



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Title: James B. Young Civil War Letters
Dates: 1864-1865
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract: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.
Identification: MSS.04.15
Language: English

Arrangement

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.


Biographical Note

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.


Index Terms

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

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
DeValls Bluff (Ark.)
Humboldt (Kan.)
Little Rock (Ark.)
Morgan County (Ind.)
United States. Army. Kansas Cavalry Regiment, 9th.
Young, Alice Corman, 1838-1925
Young, James B., 1833-1918

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Additional Copies

Copies and additional information are in the possession of the Morgan County Library, Martinsville, Indiana.

Preferred Citation

James B. Young Civil War Letters, MSS 04-15, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Bill Sayger, 2004


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