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Floyd Thurman Civil War letters

Floyd Thurman Civil War letters

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Finding aid for the Floyd Thurman Civil War letters

BC.MSS.13.12

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

February 4, 2015



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Thurman, Floyd, 1837-1923
Title: Floyd Thurman Civil War letters
Dates: 1863
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains three letters written by Floyd Thurman of the 1st Indiana Cavalry to his brother.
Identification: BC.MSS.13.12
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains three letters written by Floyd Thurman of the 1st Indiana Cavalry to his brother.


Biographical Information

Floyd Thurman, son of William R. and Rebecca Thurman, was born March 10, 1837, in Spencer County, Indiana. On August 20, 1861, he was mustered into Company F of the 1st Indiana Cavalry. The regiment took part in numerous skirmishes and actions in Southeast Missouri and Eastern Arkansas during 1862 and 1863. Thurman was discharged September 12, 1864, as a first Sergeant.

Thurman returned to Spencer County, Indiana, where he continued to farm. In 1875 he married Sarah Ellen Gilson and the couple had six children. Thurman died on June 18, 1923.


Index Terms

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

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Helena (Ark.) -- History
Pine Bluff (Ark.)
Thurman, Floyd, 1837-1923
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army. Indiana Cavalry Regiment, 1st. (1861-1864)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Floyd Thurman Civil War letters, MSS.13.12, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, April 15, 2013


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