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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Administrative Information

General

Description of Series

Series I: Letters, 1862-1864

Series II: Envelopes, circa 1862-1864

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Capt. Edwin Fosha U.S. Civil War letters, 1862-1864 MS 664



Title: Capt. Edwin Fosha U.S. Civil War letters, 1862-1864
Dates: 1862-1864
Identification: MS 664
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet(1 box)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Edwin J. Fosha (1826-1864) joined the 91st Illinois Infantry at Camp Butler, Ill. on September 8, 1862 leaving his wife, Rebecca, and his 2 daughters (Frances and Eva) in Morris, Illinois. His military service would take him to Kentucky, Missouri, Louisiana, and Brownsville, Texas. He was captured with his regiment in Kentucky in December 1862. He was on duty as paroled prisoner in Benton Barracks, Missouri until July 1863. He traveled with his regiment south to New Orleans, LA., and eventually to Brownsville, Texas. He died in the Regimetal Hospital from acute dysentery in Brownsville, Texas on March 25, 1864.

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Scope and Contents

30 letters and envelopes written by Captain Edwin Fosha to his wife Rebecca Fosha and children in Illinois.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from the Capt. Edwin Fosha U.S. Civil War letters, 1862-1864 must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

American Civil War (1861-1865)
Soldiers -- Correspondence
letters (correspondence)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Capt. Edwin Fosha U.S. Civil War letters, MS 664, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Woodson Research Center by Camille D. Simpson and Mary Axelrad, 2016.

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General

Portions of this collection are available online at:

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Letters, 1862-1864

Box Folder
1 1 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Camp Butler Springfield, Illinois 1862-09-07
1 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Springfield, Illinois 1862-09-25
1 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Springfield, Illinois 1862-09-29
1 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Camp Oakland, near Louisville, Kentucky 1862-10-05
1 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Head Quarters Stockade No. 3, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 1862-11-29
1 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Elizabethtown, Kentucky 1862-12-22
2 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri 1863-01-29
2 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri 1863-02-25
2 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri 1863-03-27
2 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri 1863-03-29
2 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri 1863-04-22
2 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri 1863-04-25
Scope and Contents
Includes additional letter dated 1863-04-25.
2 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri 1863-05-07
Scope and Contents
Includes composition written by daughter Frances Fosha.
2 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri 1863-05-27
2 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri 1863-06-01
2 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri 1863-06-03
2 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri 1863-06-07
2 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Missouri 1863-07-03
2 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; New Orleans, Louisiana 1863-08-20
2 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; New Orleans, Louisiana 1863-08-28
2 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; New Orleans, Louisiana 1863-09-17
Scope and Contents
Includes second letter dated 1863-09-17.
2 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; New Orleans, Louisiana 1863-10-04
2 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Brazos Del Santiago, Texas [mouth of the Rio Grande] 1863-11-03
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Includes second letter dated 1863-11-03.
2 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Brownsville, Texas 1863-12-10
3 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Brownsville, Texas 1864-01-22
3 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Brownsville, Texas 1864-01-22
3 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Brownsville, Texas 1864-01-26
3 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Brownsville, Texas 1864-01-28
3 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Brownsville, Texas 1864-02-15
3 Edwin Fosha to Rebecca Fosha; Brownsville, Texas 1864-02-18
3 Capt. B. Newman to Mrs. E. J. Fosha 1864-03-25

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Series II: Envelopes, circa 1862-1864

Box Folder
1 3 Two envelopes, circa 1862-1864

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