Letter : [Vicksburg, Miss. to H.A. Thompson, Cedar County, Iowa, 1865?]. 1865?

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Letter : [Vicksburg, Miss. to H.A. Thompson, Cedar County, Iowa, 1865?]. 1865?

A fragment of a holograph letter from James Thompson to his wife, H.A. Thompson. The letter was written during his incarceration at Vicksburg asking that she relay information to the families of two other members of the company from Tipton, Iowa who had also been captured (William D. Hall and F.M. Brown). He reports that the winter weather at Vicksburg was "wet and disagreeable". The ms. letter is accompanied by a one page holograph transcription and a copy of p. 566 from the History of Cedar County, Iowa (Chicago : Western Historical Company, 1878), documenting the author's army service.

3 items ; 18 cm.

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Brown, F. Martin (Frederick Martin), 1903-1993

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Hall, William, -1662

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Hall and Andrew Leo fought together in a Pennsylvania regiment during the Civil War. During the time that these letters were written Leo was residing in Iowa City, Iowa. From the description of William D. Hall letters to Andrew Leo, 1886, 1892. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 608798942 ...

Thompson, James, 1801 or 1802-1860

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Virginia soldier. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Va. Cavalry," to Mr. Mansfield, 1865 Mar. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572151 James W. Thompson was a sergeant in the 46th Iowa Infantry Regiment, Company I. He was captured near Colliersville, Tennessee on July 24, 1864 and died at Vicksburg on March 25, 1865. From the description of Letter : [Vicksburg, Miss. to H.A. Thompson, Cedar County, Iowa, 1865?]. 1865? (Iowa Sate Historical Soc...

United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 46th (1864). Company I.

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