Benjamin F. Hough Letter,
Scope and Content
The collection consists of a single letter from Hough to "Cousin Seymour." Dated December 2, 1863, the letter requests Seymour send a list of food supplies, paper, and reading materials to Hough at Libby Prison. Hough asks for items such as butter, sugar, salt, crackers and "any little thing you might think of that would be acceptable to a prisoner here."
- Hough, Benjamin F., d.1864 (Person)
Collection is open for research.
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Benjamin F. Hough enlisted with 10th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry as a private with Company K. Prior to late September 1863, he was promoted to corporal. During the Battle of Chickamauga, he was taken prisoner by the Confederate Army, and sent to Libby Prison near Richmond, Virginia. Hough died from disease, possibly at Andersonville Prison in Georgia, June 26, 1864.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
The collection consists of a single letter from Hough to "Cousin Seymour," dated December 2, 1863, written from Libby Prison, near Richmond.
The Benjamin F. Hough Letter was purchased by Special Collections in September 2012.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Benjamin F. Hough Letter was completed in October 2012.
- A Guide to the Benjamin F. Hough Letter, 1863
- Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
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