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John P. DeMerit Civil War letters

John P. DeMerit Civil War Letters

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Finding aid for the John P. DeMerit Civil War Letters

MSS.11.97

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



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:DeMerit, John P., 1836-1921
Title: John P. DeMerit Civil War Letters
Dates: 1862; 1900
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection consists of four letters written by John P. DeMerit while he was serving in the quartermaster's office with the 29th Wisconsin Infantry in 1862, with notes added by him in 1900.
Identification: MSS.11.97
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of four letters written by John P. DeMerit while he was serving in the quartermaster's office with the 29th Wisconsin Infantry in 1862, with notes added by him in 1900.


Biographical Note

John P. DeMerit was born May 21, 1836, in Montpelier, Vermont, the son of John and Almira DeMerit. Following graduation from the University of Vermont in 1861, he moved to LaCrosse, Wisconsin, to teach school. On August 15, 1862, he enlisted in Company S of the 29th Wisconsin Infantry. He served in the quartermaster's office for the regiment and was eventually promoted to quartermaster. He was mustered out June 22, 1865. After the war, he returned to Vermont, and in 1870 was ordained a minister in the Congregational Church. He died July 23, 1921, at the National Soldiers Home at Bennington, Vermont.


Index Terms

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

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Camp Salomon (Miss.)
DeMerit, John P., 1836-1921
Friars Point (Miss.)
Helena (Ark.)
United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 29th. (1862-1865)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John P. DeMerit Civil War Letters, MSS 11-97, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2011


Related Material

Additional Civil War materials of John P. DeMerit are held by Tulane University Special Collections and by the National Library of Australia.


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