A Guide to the James Carr Letters, 1862 Carr, James Letters Ms1990-035

A Guide to the James Carr Letters, 1862

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1990-035


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Collection Number
James Carr Letters, 1862
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Carr, James

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Scope and Content

Soldier in the 56th New York Regiment during the Civil War. Collection consists of two letters written by Carr and Thomas Clark, also of the 56th New York Regiment, in June 1862 from near the Chicahominy River, Virginia. Both letters are to a man named Robert. Carr's letter describes the regiment's involvement in the Battle of Fair Oaks and Seven Oaks.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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