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Partial letter from unidentified Union soldier

Partial letter from unidentified Union soldier

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Finding aid for the Partial letter from an unidentified Union soldier

BC.MSS.12.43

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

September 10, 2014



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Title: Partial letter from unidentified Union soldier
Dates: October 12, 1862
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains a portion of a letter from an unidentified Union soldier to his sister Laura.
Identification: BC.MSS.12.43
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-mss-1243

Arrangement

This collection is contained in one file.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains a portion of a letter from an unidentified Union soldier to his sister Laura.


Biographical Information

The final page of this letter is missing; thus, the name of the soldier and his unit are unidentified. The District of Southwest Missouri (renamed the Army of the Frontier), made up of two divisions under General John Schofield, pushed south from Springfield beginning in late September 1862. He had been ordered to prevent the Confederates from regaining a foothold in the area. Charles Paxson, mentioned in the letter, was the chief telegraph operator for Schofield's army. Although the Army entered Arkansas on October 18 and briefly occupied Fayetteville and Bentonville, the effort ultimately failed. In early November, Schofield fell back to Springfield with two divisions, leaving the third division, under Brigadier General James G. Blunt, in the northwest corner of Arkansas.


Index Terms

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

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Cassville (Mo.)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States. Army of the Frontier.
United States. Army of the Southwest.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Partial letter of unidentified Union soldier, MSS.12.43, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased from eBay, July 30, 2012


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