A Guide to the Abram Cledening Letters, 1863-1867 Clendening, Abram Letters Ms1991-067

A Guide to the Abram Cledening Letters, 1863-1867

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Collection Number Ms1991-067


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Collection Number
Abram Cledening Letters, 1863-1867
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Cledening, Abram

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Scope and Content

Six letters from or about Clendening and his brothers, all soldiers in the Union Army in the Civil War. Clendening and his family were from Mill Creek, (West) Virginia, but he and his brothers emigrated to Ohio when they refused to fight for the Confederacy. Clendening enlisted in the 5th Ohio Sharpshooters in December 1863. He died in May 1864 from a gunshot wound at Hallowell's Landing, Alabama. Letters by Clendening focus on his reasons for not fighting with the Confederacy, and after his death the letters by friends and family focus on his death and the location of his grave. Transcripts available.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865