Irenus McGowan papers
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of Civil War letters from Irenus McGowan to friends in Michigan. In his letters written to Edwin (Ed) R. Havens and his younger brother, Nelson (Nell) Havens he discusses military life as well as the battles of Shiloh and Corinth, the Confederacy's weakness, and the Homestead Bill.
These letters have been transcribed and placed online at http://civilwar.archives.msu.edu/collection/7-1C-1F/mcgowan/.
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.
Irenus McGowan was a former schoolteacher and served with the 29th Indiana Infantry in Mississippi, Kentucky, and Tennessee. He also went by the nickname Rene.
0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)
Language of Materials
Gift of Roscoe Havens, 1960-08-16. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.
Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Irenus McGowan Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- March 1965
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.