Guide to the John R. Dunban U.S. Civil War correspondence, 1864-1865 MS 150
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, 1st Division, 4th Corps, 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 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. Locations include Headquarters at Blue Springs, Tennessee; Strawberry Plains, Tennessee; Camp Harper, Tennessee; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Camp Harker, Alabama; Camp Jackson, New Orleans; and Camp Stanley, Victoria, Texas. Dunban writes about war-related issues such as the "dumb ague" sickness, treatment of army deserters, and elections held within the regiment.
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John R. Dunban U.S. Civil War correspondence, 1864-1865, MS 150, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
This collection was received on November 14, 1961.
Digitized versions of these letters are available online at http://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/21892.
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