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Logan H. Roots collection

Logan H. Roots Collection

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Finding aid for the Logan Roots Collection

MSS.99.11

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



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Mitchell, Virginia
Title: Logan H. Roots Collection
Dates: 1865
Quantity: 1.67 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains a letter written to Logan H. Roots and a ledger kept by Roots in his work in the commissary in the Civil War.
Identification: MSS.99.11
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by material type in two files.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter written to Logan H. Roots and a ledger kept by Roots in his work in the commissary in the Civil War.


Biographical Note

Logan Holt Roots was born March 26, 1841, in Tamaroa, Illinois. He worked on a railroad construction corps as a teenager, and attended Illinois State Normal University. After he graduated in 1862, he enlisted in the 81st Illinois Infantry. As part of the Quartermaster Corps, he traveled with General Sherman on his march through Georgia. Roots came with Sherman after the war to take part in reconstruction in Arkansas, leaving the army in 1866. Roots stayed in Arkansas, and became active in the business and political community. He died in 1893.


Index Terms

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

DeValls Bluff (Ark.)
Roots, Logan H., 1841-1893
Sherman's March to the Sea.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Logan H. Roots Collection, MSS 99-11, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Virginia Mitchell, 1999


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