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26th Iowa Infantry Civil War letter

26th Iowa Infantry Civil War Letter

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Finding aid for the 26th Iowa Infantry Civil War Letter

MSS.11.02

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



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Title: 26th Iowa Infantry Civil War Letter
Dates: 1862
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains a portion of one letter written by a soldier in the 26th Iowa Infantry.
Identification: MSS.11.02
Language: English

Arrangement

The collection is contained in one box.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains a portion of one letter written by a soldier in the 26th Iowa Infantry.


Biographical Note

The 26th Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry, which included ten companies, was organized in Clinton County in the summer and fall of 1862, in response to President Lincoln's call for troops. Commanded by Colonel Milo Smith, it trained briefly at Camp Kirkwood near Clinton, Iowa, and left there on October 21. The author begins his letter with that departure and describes the journey down river. The regiment arrived in St. Louis on October 25, where Colonel Smith received orders to continue immediately to Helena, Arkansas. The letter, which is incomplete, breaks off just as the regiment arrived at Helena on October 28, 1862.


Index Terms

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

Belmont, Battle of, Belmont, Mo., 1861.
Cairo (Ill.)
Helena (Ark.)
Mississippi River Valley -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 26th. (1862-1865)

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Restrictions on Use

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26th Iowa Infantry Civil War Letter, MSS 11-02, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

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