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Arnold family papers

 Collection
Identifier: c-00227

Scope and Contents

This collections consists primarily of Civil War letters from William, Henry, and Uriah Arnold. William enlisted in the 1st Michigan Cavalry, which served in the eastern campaigns. After the war, the regiment was sent west to protect settlers from the Indians; William wrote from Kansas and Utah, complaining that the Army had forgotten his regiment. Uriah served in the 23rd Michigan Infantry in the western campaigns, and his letters describe the hard fighting around Atlanta. One letter from Henry, in the 26th Michigan Infantry, complains about the hard life of a soldier and condemns Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party.

Eleven letters have been transcribed, scanned and put online at

http://civilwar.archives.msu.edu/collection/7-1C-3F/arnold/.

Dates

  • 1861 - 1870

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Extent

0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Custodial History

Gift of Chamberlain Memorial Museum, date unknown. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University
Title
Arnold Family Papers
Status
4 Published And Cataloged
Date
October 1964
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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