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D. Garver letters, 1861-1865.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Garver, D. (Daniel), 1830-1865.
Collection number: 3770
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Abstract: Letters to his family from Garver, a federal soldier with the 9th Iowa Regiment in Missouri and Arkansas, 1861-1862, as a patient in Lawson Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., 1863, and in Alabama, 1864-1865. The letters concern camp life, troop movements, battles, Garver’s health, and other matters.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Some letters discuss African Americans Garver encountered. A letter from 28 April 1862 discusses coming upon a meeting group of African Americans. Another letter from 28 August 1862 discusses the skills and skin complexion of an African American female cook.