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Civil War letter from unidentified Indiana soldier

Civil War Letter from Unidentified Indiana Soldier

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Finding aid for the Civil War Letter from an Unidentified Indiana Soldier

MSS.11.129

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



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Title: Civil War Letter from Unidentified Indiana Soldier
Dates: July 25, 1862
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection consists of the original of a letter written by a soldier from Indiana while he was stationed at Helena, Arkansas, and a photocopy of the letter.
Identification: MSS.11.129
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is contained in two files.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the original of a letter written by a soldier from Indiana while he was stationed at Helena, Arkansas, and a photocopy of the letter.


Biographical Information

The author of this letter is a young man named Charles, writing to his mother and his sisters in Indiana. He was already in Helena, Arkansas, when his brigade arrived there on July 24, 1862, along with General Lew Wallace's Third Division. He wrote this letter the next day, saying that he was glad to be reunited with others from his home area. He is an articulate and interesting writer and gives personal information, news of acquaintances and war news. In addition to General Wallace, he mentions Union Generals Samuel Curtis and Alvin Hovey, and Confederate General M. Jeff Thompson.


Index Terms

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

Curtis, Samuel Ryan, General, 1805-1866
Helena (Ark.)
Hovey, Alvin P. (Alvin Peterson), General, 1821-1891
Memphis (Tenn.)
Newburgh (Ind.)
Thompson, Meriwether Jeff, 1826-1876
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Wallace, Lew, General, 1827-1905

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Civil War Letter from Unidentified Indiana Soldier, MSS 11.129, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2011


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