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Civil War Letter from Quincy, Illinois

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Finding aid for the Civil War Letter from Quincy, Illinois

MSS.11.114

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
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Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
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Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Title: Civil War Letter from Quincy, Illinois
Dates: April 24, 1862
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains a letter written by an unidentified woman to her brother at a time when Civil War units were moving through the city of Quincy, Illinois.
Identification: MSS.11.114
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is contained in two files.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter written by an unidentified woman to her brother at a time when Civil War units were moving through the city of Quincy, Illinois.


Biographical Information

This letter, dated April 9, 1862, is signed by Mary, a woman living temporarily in Quincy, Illinois, and addressed to her unnamed brother. While the writer and the receiver cannot be identified, names referenced in the letter identify members of Companies E and H of the 4th Iowa Infantry. The letter describes the departure of one group for the theater of war, and also reports on the experience of three men from Company H at the Battle of Pea Ridge, including injuries sustained.


Index Terms

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

Ankeny, Henry, 1827-1906
Burgan, Elmer Y., 1829-1916
Parcher, Lyman, 1834-1893
Pea Ridge, Battle of, Ark., 1862.
Quincy (Ill.)
United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 4th. (1861-1864)
Whicher, Isaac, 1806-1883

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Civil War Letter from Quincy, Illinois, MSS.11.114, Illinois, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acuqisition Information

Purchased, 2011


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