Jesse Taft papers
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of Civil War letters written by Jesse Taft to his family during his service in the 9th Michigan Cavalry. Taft served in Kentucky and Tennessee, and with Sherman's command in Georgia and the Carolinas.
These letters have been transcribed, scanned and placed online at http://civilwar.archives.msu.edu/collection/7-1C-40/taft/.
- 1863 - 1865
- Taft, Jesse (Person)
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.
Jesse Taft was born circa 1818 in New York. He enlisted as a Private on 1 December 1862 at Algansee, Michigan. He then enlisted in Company C, Michigan 9th Cavalry Regiment on 22 January 1863. Taft was mustered out on 21 July 1865 at Lexington, NC.
He was married to Mary Taft. Jesse Taft died circa 1874.
0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)
Language of Materials
Gift of Edna Johnson, 1960-04-18. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.
Copyright: Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Jesse Taft Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- January 1965
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.