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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1626

United States Civil War letters

Overview

Letters written during the U.S. Civil War by various Confederate and Union soldiers, some anonymous.

Dates

  • 1861-1864

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Extent

.5 linear feet (1 box)

Letters written during the U.S. Civil War by various Confederate and Union soldiers and civilians, some anonymous. Includes 32 letters from a Union soldier in the Louisiana campaign to his family.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times.

Title
United States Civil War letters, 1861-1864: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou01357

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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