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Charles Steele Documents

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2958
Abstract

This collection consists of five letters written by Charles Steele, a soldier in Company D of the 53rd Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, between April 1, 1862 and August 10, 1863 in Savannah (Tennessee), Memphis (Tennessee), and Vicksburg (Mississippi) to his mother and sister. Also included in this collection is a letter to Steele's sister from her niece, Maggie, expressing concern for Charles Steele, as well as a color photocopy of Steele's Compiled Military Service Record (CMSR).

Dates: 1862 April 1-1864 March 24

Job Barnard Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3121
Abstract

This collection contains a letter from Job Barnard to Flora Putnam, written from La Vergne, Tennessee on May 30, 1864. In it, he discusses his work on monthly reports to the War Department and singing for a sick Sergt. Henseley of Co H. Barnard also describes meeting local families and conversing with one woman about southern girls versus Yankee girls. He also talks about ladies who seem to like him or think he likes them.

Dates: 1864 May 30

Sgt. William A. Smith Letter to J. O. Jones

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3776
Abstract

A letter was written by Sgt. William A. Smith, Co. B 71 Ind. 6th Cav., on October 5, 1863. He talks about Union occupation north of Knoxville, TN and the increased price of goods and foods in the Confederate states as oppsosed to the Union. He also writes about a brigade of women marching and carrying the U.S. flag. The letter was submitted to Mr. J. O. Jones, postmaster of Terre Haute, Indiana, in hopes that he could get it published in the local newspaper.

Dates: 1863 October 5

Thomas Griffin Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2963
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter from Private Thomas Griffin, then serving with Company I of the 8th Indiana Cavalry, written from Camp Shiloh to his wife on April 23, 1862.

Dates: 1862 April 23

William Edwards Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1972
Abstract William Edwards wrote this letter to his cousin Jennie Searce from camp near Battle Creek, Tennessee on 9 August 1862. He says that we have to quit writing until they get old morgan cleaned out of Kentucky and mentions that his unit has been eating poorly because they have had to ration provisions. Edwards also asks Jennie to write and tell if any of short creek Boys has enlisted ... they ought to pitch in and help us out ... they ought to be ashamed of them selves ... and requests that she...
Dates: 1862 August 9

William Styer Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3198
Abstract

This collection consists of ten letters and five envelopes from Union soldier William Styer to his wife Susannah (Defenbaugh) Styer dating from 1862 November 12 to 1863 September 5. One letter was written in Camp Morton, Indiana; one was written on board the Ohio Belle; and the rest were written from Fort Pickering, Tennessee.

Dates: 1862 November 12-1863 September 5

William Styer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3107
Abstract

This collection houses a letter from William Styer to his wife Susanah dated April 2, 1863 and sent from Fort Pickering, Tennessee. Styer sends his greetings to his family, discusses a smallpox outbreak in camp, relates news of Union victories, and sees hope that the war will end soon due to poor Confederate morale.

Dates: 1863 April 2

William W. Daugherty Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3276
Abstract

William W. Daugherty wrote this letter to his father from Tullahoma, Tennessee on April 13, 1864. In it, he discusses social life among the regiment's officers, describes troop movements just before the Battle of Resaca, and expresses his optimism about General Sherman's campaign in Georgia.

Dates: 1864 April 13