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John B. Howard Civil War letters

John B. Howard Civil War letters

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Finding aid for the John B. Howard Civil War letters

BC.MSS.13.01

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



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Howard, John B., 1841-1863
Title: John B. Howard Civil War letters
Dates: 1862-1863
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains twenty-four letters written from Helena and St. Charles, Arkansas, by John B. Howard, a private in the 24th Iowa Infantry.
Identification: BC.MSS.13.01
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in chronological order.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains twenty-four letters written by John B. Howard, a private in the 24th Iowa Infantry. The letters were written from Helena and St. Charles, Arkansas, between October 1862 and April 1863. They include descriptions of activities in the town and the fort as well as reports of expeditions to surrounding areas.


Biographical Information

John B. Howard was born in 1841, in Seneca County, Ohio, to Samuel and Malinda Howard. In about 1854, the family moved to Iowa County, Iowa, where John worked as a farm laborer. He enlisted in the army on August 13, 1862, and on August 28, he was mustered into Company E of the 24th Iowa Infantry. He died of disease on June 18, 1863, and is buried at the Vicksburg National Cemetery.


Index Terms

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

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Bare (Bair?), Jacob, 1827-1921
Helena (Ark.)
Howard, John B., 1841-1863
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 24th. (1862-1865)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John B. Howard Civil War letters, MSS.13.01, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2013


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