Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the John R. Dunban correspondence



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dunban, John R.
Title: John R. Dunban correspondence
Dates: 1864-1865
Abstract: This collection consists of letters to family written by Private John R. Dunban from 1864 to 1865 while serving in the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War. There are also two unidentified letters possibly from relatives to Dunban.
Identification: MS 150
Quantity: 1 folder (12 letters)
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

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.


Scope and Contents

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.


 

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series:
Series I: Correspondence from Dunban, 1865
Series II: Correspondence to Dunban, 1864-1865

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the John R. Dunban correspondence must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Dunban, John R.--Correspondence
Dunban family--Correspondence
Subjects (Places)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--Army--Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 77th (1861-1866)
United States--Army--Military Life
Tennessee--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Formats
Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John R. Dunban correspondence, 1864-1865, MS 150, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

This collection was received on November 14, 1961.

Accruals

No future additions are expected for this material.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Correspondence from Dunban, 1865

10 letters from John R. Dunban to his family.
folder
1 Letters, 1864-1865



 

Series II: Correspondence to Dunban, 1864-1865

2 letters to John R. Dunban: one from C.M. Rogers and one from an unknown author.
folder
1 Letters, 1864-1865