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James Sykes Civil War letters

James Sykes Civil War letters

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Finging aid for the James Sykes Civil War letters

BC.MSS.07.16

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

July 22, 2008



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Sykes, James, 1844-?
Title: James Sykes Civil War letters
Dates: 1865
Quantity: 0.04 Linear feet
Abstract:The collection consists of biographical materials and two letters written by Sykes while he was in Arkansas.
Identification: BC.MSS.07.16
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-mss-0716

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of biographical materials and two letters written by Sykes while he was in Arkansas.


Biographical Information

James Sykes was born in Adams County, Illinois, on May 22, 1844. He was the son of William and Eliza Raymond Sykes. The elder Sykes, a native of England, was a prominent member of the community, serving long terms as Justice of the Peace and Township Treasurer. After graduating from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Keokuk, Iowa, in 1864, James Sykes joined the army. Sykes served as an assistant surgeon in the 56th United States Colored Troops. The regiment was originally organized as the 3rd Arkansas Infantry, African Descent. It spent most of the war on garrison duty in Arkansas. Sykes remained in the army for a few years after the war, serving at various posts throughout the West.


Index Terms

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

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Sykes, James, 1844-?
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted Access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Sykes Civil War letters, MSS.07.16, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased through the Leon Roberts Fund, 2007


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