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Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Correspondence from Dunban 1864-1865

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the John R. Dunban U.S. Civil War correspondence, 1864-1865 MS 150



creator Dunban, John R.
Title: John R. Dunban U.S. Civil War 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.
Identification: MS 150
Quantity: 0.1 linear ft.1 folder (12 letters)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center, 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, 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.

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Scope and Contents

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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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Dunban, John R.
Subjects
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Places
Tennessee
United States
Genres
corrrespondence
Family Names
Dunban family

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

This collection was received on November 14, 1961.

Existence and Location of Copies note

Digitized versions of these letters are available online at http://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/21892.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Correspondence from Dunban 1864-1865

Folder
1 Dunban to nephew, from Blue Springs, Tenn., April 7, 1864 1864-1865
Dunban to nephew, from Blue Springs, Tenn., April 7, 1864
Dunban to parents, from Strawberry Plains, Tenn., March 17, 1865
Dunban to parents, from Strawberry Plains, Tenn., March 17, 1865
Dunban to sister, from Camp Harper, near Nashville, Tenn., May 14, 1865
Dunban to sister, from Camp Harper, near Nashville, Tenn., May 14, 1865 (PDF)
Dunban to parents, from Pittsburgh, Penn., May 22, 1865
Dunban to parents, from Pittsburgh, Penn., May 22, 1865 (PDF)
Dunban to Mother, from Camp Harper, near Nashville, Tenn., June 11, 1865 (PDF)
Dunban to Mother, from Camp Harper, near Nashville, Tenn., June 11, 1865 (PDF)
Dunban to parents, from Camp Jackson, New Orleans, La., July 1, 1865
Dunban to parents, from Camp Jackson, New Orleans, La., July 1, 1865 (PDF)
Dunban to parents, from Camp Jackson, New Orleans, La., July 23, 1865
Dunban to parents, from Camp Jackson, New Orleans, La., July 23, 1865 (PDF)
Dunban to parents, from Camp Jackson, New Orleans, La., July 30, 1865
Dunban to parents, from Camp Jackson, New Orleans, La., July 30, 1865
Dunban to parents, from Camp Stanley, Victoria, Tex., September 10, 1865
Dunban to parents, from Camp Stanley, Victoria, Tex., September 10, 1865 (PDF)
Dunban to parents, from Camp Stanley, Victoria, Tex., September, 24, 1865
Dunban to parents, from Camp Stanley, Victoria, Tex., September, 24, 1865 (PDF)
Dunban to Mother and family, from Camp Stanley, Victoria, Tex.,October 15, 1865
Dunban to Mother and family, from Camp Stanley, Victoria, Tex.,October 15, 1865 (PDF)
Dunban to parents, from Camp Stanley, Victoria, Tex., November 29, 1865
Dunban to parents, from Camp Stanley, Victoria, Tex., November 29, 1865 (PDF)

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