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John Myers Civil War letters

John Myers Civil War letters

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Finding aid for the John Myers Civil War letters

BC.MSS.10.37

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

May 10, 2011



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Myers, John, 1836-1863
Title: John Myers Civil War letters
Dates: 1862-1863
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains twenty-seven letters by or related to John Myers while he was serving with the 28th Iowa Infantry.
Identification: BC.MSS.10.37
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains twenty-seven letters by or related to John Myers while he was serving with the 28th Iowa Infantry.


Biographical Information

John Myers was born in Sandusky County, Ohio, June 4, 1838, to Samuel and Sarah Leffler Myers. The family relocated to Tama County, Iowa, ca. 1855. John married Frances Cecelia Nickerson on December 23, 1860, and they had one son, Eddie Myers. He and his brother Samuel both enlisted in Company F of the 28th Iowa Infantry on August 16, 1862. The regiment was stationed at Helena, Ark., through the first half of 1863, and took part in skirmishes and battles in the area. They were in the trenches at Vicksburg during the siege. John became ill during July 1863, and died on August 14, 1863.


Index Terms

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

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Helena (Ark.)
Mississippi River Valley -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Myers, John, 1836-1863
United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 28th. (1862-1865)
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Myers Civil War letters, MSS.10.37, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2010


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