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Munger family Civil War letters

Munger family Civil War letters

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Finding aid for the Munger Family Civil War letters

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

April 23, 2007



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-25T15:00-0600
Language: English

Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Munger, Solomon V.
Title: Munger family Civil War letters
Dates: 1862-1864
Quantity: 0.42 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains the personal correspondence of Solomon Munger and his son Hiram Munger to family members during the Civil War.
Identification: BC.MSS.03.23
Language: English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the personal correspondence of Solomon Munger and his son Hiram Munger to family members during the Civil War.


Biographical Information

When the Civil War began, Solomon V. Munger, a thirty-eight year old farmer living in Barry County, Michigan, enlisted at Battle Creek in 1862. Due to recruitment and organizational difficulties, two companies of Michigan men, which included Solomon Munger, sought service in a Missouri regiment. These two companies became companies "H" and "I" of the 2nd Missouri Cavalry.

In the summer of 1863, the unit moved into Arkansas, where it participated in the Little Rock Campaign and later the Camden Expedition. In February 1864, Solomon's son, Hiram, enlisted in the Union Army against his father's wishes. Hiram volunteered for service in the 2nd Missouri Cavalry and soon joined his father in Arkansas. The pair wrote many letters home.


Index Terms

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

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Munger, Hiram
Munger, Solomon V.
Soldiers -- Arkansas -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Union.
United States. Army. Missouri Cavalry Regiment, 2nd.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Munger Family Civil War letters, MSS.03.23, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2003


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