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Civil War

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Use this heading for collections related to the American Civil War, including materials created after 1865 that have significant Civil War content. Also use the LCSH heading: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Edwin Messer Civil War Letters,

Identifier: Ms-2015-024

The Edwin Messer Civil War Letters is a collection of letters written by Edwin Messer during his service with the 37th Illinois Infantry of the Union Army. Written to his Mother, Sister, and Girlfriend, the letters describe his accounts of the Siege of Vicksburg the battles of Prairie Grove and Pea Ridge.

Dates: 1861 - 1864

Photocopies,, 1861 - 1864

 File — Folder 1
Scope and Content From the Collection:

This collection contains the photocopies of letters sent by Edwin Messer of the 37th Illinois Infantry Regiment of the Union Army during the Civil War. Messer writes to his Sister, Mother, and Girlfriend as his Regiment moves across Illinois through Missouri and into Arkansas and finally Mississippi. Messer describes the Battles of Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove, the Siege of Vicksburg, and many minor skirmishes.

Dates: 1861 - 1864