Letters from a Civil War Union SoldierMs.1996.005

Letters from a Civil War Union SoldierMs.1996.005


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1996.005
Title
Letters from a Civil War Union Soldier1862-1865
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.

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Preferred Citation

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Scope and Contents

Three descriptive and eloquent letters from a Union soldier, possibly from Akron, Ohio, and identified only as Matt, written to his wife. The first letter is written from Camp McClellan in Davenport, Iowa, on September 28, 1862, where he asks his wife to send him good things to eat. The second letter is written from Rome, Georgia, on October 9th through the 11th, 1864, where he writes about a recent skirmish at Altoona Pass and his company's readiness for more fighting. The last letter is written from Headquarters, 1st Division, 15th A.C., Office of the Surgeon in Chief near Louisville, Kentucky, on July 4, 1865, where he writes about a farewell speech given by General William Sherman, and for his wife to expect him to be a changed man after his many years as a soldier. The latter two letters indicate that he served in Sherman's army.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

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