Guide to the John R. Dunban correspondence
John R. Dunban was a private in the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War. He served in the 77th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, which was involved in the Battle of Shiloh in 1862 and the Siege of Atlanta, Georgia in 1864. Dunban was stationed in Blue Springs, Strawberry Plains, and Nashville, Tennessee; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Victoria, Texas.
This collection consists of twelve letters. Most are written by John R. Dunban to his family in the last years of the Civil War (1864-1865). The content of the letters is mostly personal but also contains descriptions of the states Dunban was stationed in and news of his regiment. Dunban writes about war-related issues such as the "dumb ague" sickness, treatment of army deserters, and elections held within the regiment. There are also two letters addressed to Dunban--one from C.M. Rogers, and one from an unknown writer.
This material is open for research.
Permission to publish material from the John R. Dunban correspondence must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
John R. Dunban correspondence, 1864-1865, MS 150, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
This collection was received on November 14, 1961.
No future additions are expected for this material.
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