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Thomas V. Huston Civil War letter

Thomas V. Huston Civil War Letter

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Finding aid for the Thomas V. Huston Civil War Letter

MSS.11.115

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



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Huston, Thomas V., 1835-1863
Title: Thomas V. Huston Civil War Letter
Dates: December 17, 1862
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains a letter written to a family friend, Nancy DeWitt, by Thomas V. Huston of Company G of the 4th Iowa, while the regiment was stationed at Helena, Arkansas.
Identification: MSS.11.115
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is contained in two files.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter written to a family friend, Nancy DeWitt, by Thomas V. Huston of Company G of the 4th Iowa, while the regiment was stationed at Helena, Arkansas. Additional letters from Huston to Nancy DeWitt and her father Nathaniel can be found in the book Civil War letters written to Nancy Jane DeWitt, edited by Raymond V. Banner and Shirley Nelson House.


Biographical Information

Thomas V. Huston was born about 1835, in Franklin County, Indiana, to John and Ann DeWitt Huston. In 1859, he bought land in Ringgold County, Iowa, and was farming there at the beginning of the Civil War. He enlisted July 4, 1861, in Company G of the 4th Iowa Infantry, and was mustered in on August 15, 1861, at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, Missouri. After fighting at the Battle of Pea Ridge, his unit was stationed at Helena, Arkansas. While on furlough in the summer of 1862, he married Harriet A. Shaw, of Worth County, Missouri, August 17, 1862. In the first half of 1863, Huston was attached to a company serving at Youngs Point, Louisiana. During this time, he developed chronic diarrhea, and in September 1863, he was admitted to the hospital at Jefferson Barracks. His illness led to his discharge on November 3, 1863. Returning to Washington County, Indiana, he died November 24, 1863.


Index Terms

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

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
DeWitt, Nancy Jane, 1845-1918
Helena (Ark.)
Huston, Thomas V., 1835-1863
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.
United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 4th. (1861-1864)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas V. Huston Civil War Letter, MSS.11.115, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2011


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