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John A. Mitchell Civil War letters

John A. Mitchell Civil War Letters

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Finding aid for the John A. Mitchell Civil War Letters

MSS.07.18

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



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Mitchell, John A.
Title: John A. Mitchell Civil War Letters
Dates: 1864
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:The collection consists of biographical materials and two letters written by John A. Mitchell while he was in Arkansas.
Identification: MSS.07.18
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of biographical materials and two letters written by Mitchell while he was in Arkansas.


Biographical Note

John A. Mitchell, a resident of Springfield, Missouri, enlisted in the 18th Iowa Infantry on August 9, 1863. He was nineteen years old when he joined the service. Mitchell was the son of James and Juley Mitchell. He worked as a farmhand before enlisting in the army. The 18th Iowa Infantry was organized at Clinton, Iowa, and mustered into service on August 6, 1862. Shortly thereafter it moved to Springfield, Missouri, where it operated from until the fall of 1863. The regiment was transferred to Fort Smith, Arkansas, in October 1863. While there it performed garrison duty before being sent south to participate in General Frederick Steele's Camden Expedition. Following the close of that campaign, the regiment returned to Fort Smith. It mustered out at Little Rock on July 20, 1865.


Index Terms

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

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Mitchell, John A.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted Access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John A. Mitchell Civil War Letters, MSS 07-18, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2007


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