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Dolton, George E., (George Edwin), 1840-1906 : George Edwin Dolton Papers, 1862-1906

Letters, diaries, printed ephemera, photographs, and other material of school teacher and surveyor George Edwin Dolton, of Thornton, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri, who served (1862-1865) in the Battery M of the 1st Regiment of Illinois Light Artillery in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia. Postwar family and business correspondence, diaries, and printed ephemera from Illinois, and after 1871 from St. Louis, document Dolton's wholesale merchandising business, family life, and political activities. Dolton's Civil War letters have been transcribed, researched, and extracts by subject prepared by Theodore A. Dolton, great grandson of the Civil War veteran, who published "The Path of Patriotism: Civil War Letters of George Edwin Dolton" in 2003.
Extent: 4.6 linear feet - (4 document boxes, 1 record carton, and 4 oversize volumes)
Subjects: Civil War, Family Papers
Call Number: Midwest MS Dolton
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The George Edwin Dolton Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).