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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Letters, 1862

Series II: Letters, 1863

Series III: Letters, 1864-1865

Series IV: Letters, undated

Series V: Envelopes, 1862-1863

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Aaron Martin U.S. Civil War letters, 1862-1865



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Martin, Aaron, b. 1838
Title: Aaron Martin U.S. Civil War letters
Dates: 1862-1865
Abstract: Correspondence from Aaron Martin to his family regarding personal matters, the U.S. Civil War, and army life.
Identification: MS 31
Extent: 1 lin. inch (3 folders)
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center,  Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Aaron Martin was a native of Salem, Washington County, New York, born July 25, 1838, who left home in 1861 to live and study medicine in Rockford, Illinois. He came from a family of two brothers, Lambert and William, and two sisters, Mary and Martha. He enlisted with the 74th Illinois Volunteers on August 9, 1862, and served in Perryvillle, Nolensville, Murfreesboro, Winchester, and a part of the Chickamauga encounters. In September 1863, while suffering from “piles” he was sent to Cumberland Hospital in Nashville where he served in the dispensary, making up prescriptions for soldier patients until the summer of 1865.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 63 dated letters, 4 undated letters, and 8 envelopes from Martin to members of his family. Many are personal, but also include information “from the field” dealing with phases of army life and battle descriptions.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Aaron Martin U.S. Civil War letters, MS 31, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Places)
United States—History—Civil War, 1861-1865.
Formats
Correspondence

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Aaron Martin U.S. Civil War letters, MS 31, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Purchased May 21, 1965.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Letters, 1862

folder
1 Aaron Martin to Mother, August 10, 1862
Aaron Martin to Brother William, August 13, 1862
Aaron Martin to Brother, August 27, 1862
Aaron Martin to Mother, September 4, 1862
Aaron Martin to Father, September 27, 1862
Aaron Martin to Brother, September 30, 1862
Aaron Martin to Father, October 4, 1862
Aaron Martin to Brother, October 7, 1862
Aaron Martin to Father, October 10, 1862
Alman F. Day to Pamelia Armstrong, November 15, 1862
Aaron Martin to Brother William, November 16, 1862
Aaron Martin to Brother, December 10, 1862
Aaron Martin to Mother, December 13, 1862
Aaron Martin to Brother, December 22, 1862
Aaron Martin to Brother, December 28, 1862

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Series II: Letters, 1863

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2 Aaron Martin to Father, January 5, 1863
Aaron Martin to Brother, January 10, 1863
Aaron Martin to Brother, January 31, 1863
Aaron Martin to Father, February 2, 1863
Aaron Martin to Brother William, February 16, 1863
Aaron Martin to Brother William, March 25, 1863
Aaron Martin to Brother, April 1, 1863
Frank Proud to Reubin ?, April 3, 1863
Aaron Martin to Brother, April 12, 1863
Aaron Martin to Mother May 5, 1863
Aaron Martin to Brother, May 10, 1863
Aaron Martin to Mother, May 20, 1863
Aaron Martin to Brother, May 31, 1863
Aaron Martin to Mother, June 9, 1863
Aaron Martin to Father, June 27, 1863
Aaron Martin to Brother Willliam, July 3, 1863
Aaron Martin to Brother, July 12, 1863
Aaron Martin to Brother, August 4, 1863
Aaron Martin to Mother, August 17, 1863
Aaron Martin to Father, September 7, 1863
Aaron Martin to Mother, September 14, 1863
Aaron Martin to Brother, September 29, 1863
Aaron Martin to Mother, October 6, 1863
Aaron Martin to Father, October 16, 1863
Aaron Martin to Brother William, October 29, 1863
Amos Cherry to Aaron (Martin?), November 2, 1863
Aaron Martin to Brother Willliam, November 6, 1863
Aaron Martin to Mother, November 28, 1863
Aaron Martin to Mother, December 4, 1863
Aaron Martin to Brother William, December 6, 1863
Aaron Martin to Mother, December 8, 1863
Aaron Martin to Sister Mattie, December 13, 1863
Aaron Martin to Brother Willie, December 20, 1863
Aaron Martin to Brother, December 27, 1863

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Series III: Letters, 1864-1865

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3 Aaron Martin to Mother, January 3, 1864
Aaron Martin to Brother William, January 3, 1864
Aaron Martin to Brother William, January 26, 1864?
Aaron Martin to Brother William, February 2, 1864
Aaron Martin to Brother, February 5, 1864
Aaron Martin to Brother William, February 28, 1864
Aaron Martin to Brother, March 16, 1864
Aaron Martin to Mother, July 31, 1864
Aaron Martin to Brother, October 14, 1864
Aaron Martin to Mother, December 5, 1864
Aaron Martin to Mother, February 16, 1865
A.B. Lockhart? To Mrs. Martin, May 1, 1865
Aaron Martin to Father, July 1, 1865

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Series IV: Letters, undated

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3 Aaron Martin to Mother, n.d.
Aaron Martin to Mother, n.d. (possibly February 3, 1864)
Aaron Martin to unknown, n.d. (possibly December 1862)
Aaron Martin to unknown, n.d. (fragment of Letter)

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Series V: Envelopes, 1862-1863

folder
3 Envelopes addressed to members of Aaron Martin’s family, May 1862-July 1863

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