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John Morrison Civil War collection

John Morrison Civil War Collection

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Finding aid for the John Morrison Civil War Collection

MSS.07.14

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



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Morrison, John, 1824-1864
Title: John Morrison Civil War Collection
Dates: 1863
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains a letter by John Morrison to his wife and a letter by Captain Frank T. Campbell of the 40th Iowa Infantry.
Identification: MSS.07.14
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a letter by John Morrison to his wife and a letter by Captain Frank T. Campbell of the 40th Iowa Infantry.


Biographical Note

John Morrison was born in Ohio, in 1824. By 1845, he had moved to Iowa, where he married Sarah E. Gorsuch. When the Civil War broke out, he was running a dry goods store in Montezuma, Iowa. He was mustered into the 40th Iowa Infantry as a first lieutenant on November 15, 1862. He became ill while the unit was serving in Helena, Arkansas, in the summer of 1863. His illness progressed to the point that his commanding officer requested that he be sent home so that he could receive proper care. He officially resigned his commission on March 3, 1864, and died on April 24, 1864.


Index Terms

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

Campbell, Frank T.
Montezuma (Iowa)
Morrison, John, 1824-1864
United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 40th. (1862-1865)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Morrison Civil War Collection, MSS 07-14, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2007


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