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Carlos W. Colby Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Colby
Abstract Primarily correspondence (129 letters) of Illinois farmer and Civil War soldier Carlos W. Colby, written between 1862 and 1865, to his sisters, brother, brother-in-law, and niece, plus a dozen Civil War letters written by Colby’s future brother-in-law James Rowe. Also includes Colby’s reminiscences of his boyhood and his service in the 97th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, some family correspondence, genealogical material and a few photos.
Dates: 1821-1937; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1865

Henry Patterson and James Patterson Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Patterson
Abstract Correspondence of brothers Henry Patterson and James Patterson, both privates in the 19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I, during the Civil War. Also includes muster rolls for Henry and his brother James as well as James’ death certificate.
Dates: 1862-1863

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Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
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Jackson, Battle of, Jackson, Miss., 1863 (May 13) -- Personal narratives 1
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Prairie Grove, Battle of, Ark., 1862 1
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Van Buren County (Iowa) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
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