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Edward A. Potter Jr. Civil War collection

Edward A. Potter Jr. Civil War Collection

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Finding aid for the Edward A. Potter Jr. Civil War Collection

MSS.07.19

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



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Potter, Edward A., Jr.
Title: Edward A. Potter Jr. Civil War Collection
Dates: 1862
Quantity: 0.41 Linear feet
Abstract:The collection consists of biographical materials and three letters (two by Potter and one by his sister).
Identification: MSS.07.19
Language: English
LanguageEnglish

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of biographical materials and three letters (two by Potter and one by his sister).


Biographical Note

Edward A. Potter was born in Ohio about 1832. His parents were Edward Sr. and Lucy C. Potter. The family moved to Trumbull County, Ohio sometime in the 1830s. According to the census, Edward Jr. was working as a farm laborer in Seward, Illinois, in 1860. Following the outbreak of the Civil War, Potter enlisted in Co. "K" of the 1st Illinois Cavalry. This company was detached from the rest of the regiment and served in Missouri and Arkansas during the war. It mustered out of service on December 27, 1862.


Index Terms

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

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Potter, Edward A., Jr.
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

Edward A. Potter, Jr. Civil War Collection, MSS 07-19, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2007


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