A Guide to the Asa Baldwin Correspondence, 1864-1865 Baldwin, Asa, Correspondence Ms1988-079

Asa Baldwin Correspondence, 1864-1865

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1988-079


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Collection Number
Asa Baldwin Correspondence, 1864-1865
Physical Characteristics
1 folder; 0.1 cu. ft.
Asa Baldwin
The collection contains six letters from Asa Baldwin to his wife in Ohio, as well as one letter from his brother, R. F. Baldwin.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Asa Baldwin Correspondence must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Asa Baldwin Correspondence, Ms1988-079, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Asa Baldwin Correspondence was purchased by Special Collections in 1988.

Alternate Form Available

Images (gifs) of the letters are available on the Special Collections website. See the "Contents List" below for links to images.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Asa Baldwin Correspondence commenced and was completed in 1988. Additional description was completed in 1998 and 2010.

Biographical Information

Asahel (Asa) Baldwin was born in Ohio about 1835. Some time before 1860, he married his wife, Lucinda (Lucy). He served as a private in the 82nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry through the end of Civil War, then returned to Ohio. In 1880, Baldwin and his wife were still living in Blancaster, Clinton County, Ohio.

Scope and Content

The collection contains six letters from Baldwin from camps in Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee, to his wife in Blanchester, Ohio. Also included is one letter from Baldwin's brother, R.F. Baldwin, in Ohio. All of the letters were written during Baldwin's service with the 82nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry.


The collection is arranged chronologically.

Index Terms


  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, Columbus, Ohio, October 5, 1864.
Folder 1
Letter, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 7, 1864.
Folder 1
Letter, Chattanooga, Tennessee, October 23, 1864.
Folder 1
Letter, Madison, Indiana, December 20, 1864.
Folder 1
Letter, Madison, Indiana, Janaury 3, 1865.
Folder 1
Letter from R. F. Baldwin, Blanchester, Ohio, Febraury 10, 1865.
Folder 1
Letter, Camp Denison, Ohio, April 3, 1865.