Edgar H. Arthurs Letters
This collection contains two letters from Edgar Arthurs, one to his sister and one to his brother. Both letters were written from Columbia, Tennessee, while his unit was marching from Nashville, Tennessee to Athens, Alabama. Arthurs speaks of the nisecountry. He reports that the soldiers had no problem getting forage, having plenty of melons and apples. He seems to think his regiment have left Nashville this time for good.
- 1863 August 28
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This collection contains two letters from Edgar Arthurs, one to his sister and one to his brother. The letters were both written from Columbia, Tennessee, while his unit was marching from Nashville, Tennessee to Athens, Alabama.
Edgar H. Arthurs was born to James and Rebecca Arthurs in Ohio in about 1862. There were three other children in the family: James (born about 1837), Mary Jane (born about 1841), and Melissa (born about 1844). Edgar Arthurs enlisted in Company E of the 52nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862. He served in Kentucky and Tennessee before dying of disease in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on September 23, 1863.
This collection consists of one folder.
The Special Collections Library purchased this collection in June 2006.