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John N. Marshall Civil War letter

John N. Marshall Civil War letter

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Finding aid for the John N. Marshall Civil War letter

BC.MSS.12.42

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

September 23, 2014



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Marshall, John N., 1818-1864
Title: John N. Marshall Civil War letter
Dates: September 28, 1862
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains a letter in poem form written by John N. Marshall to his twelve year old son, James A. Marshall.
Identification: BC.MSS.12.42
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-mss-1242

Arrangement

This collection is contained in two files.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter in poem form. It was written by John N. Marshall to his twelve year old son, James A. Marshall, to accompany a gift of a photograph and a lock of his hair.


Biographical Information

John N. Marshall, a native of Washington, Pennsylvania, lived in Cameron, Ohio, when the Civil War started. On November 30, 1861, he mustered into Company I of the 56th Regiment Ohio Volunteers. Forty-two years old at the time, John was a widower with a ten year old son.

Marshall signed up to serve three years, and later reenlisted in Memphis. He was appointed a corporal on December 23, 1861, and beginning in January 1863, Marshall was assigned to work with the contraband camps at Helena, Arkansas. He died of disease at Helena on August 17, 1864. His death left his son James an orphan, as John's wife Isabel had died in December 1860.


Index Terms

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

Helena (Ark.) -- History.
Marshall, John N., 1818-1864
Monroe County (Ohio)
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 56th. (1861-1865)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John N. Marshall Civil War letter, MSS.12.42, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Brent Justus, October 29, 2012


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